An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing.

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Raccoon River Park Entrance Sculptures

Created by Tam Askman; Cheney, WA

Installed to greet visitors as they enter Raccoon River Park, these commissioned works of art were created by artist, Tom Askman. The fern-like sculptures represent the "rebirth" of the park from its origins as a sand and gravel mining operation in the last half of the 1900's.