The City of Windsor Heights has approved a sliding scale commercial tax abatement program that applies to new commercial property construction or remodeling projects. Learn more about the program by clicking the button below.
At the August 3rd City Council meeting, Windsor Heights City Council members voted unanimously to approve a resolution on face masks. This resolution states that the Council supports the use of face masks while people are in public settings – both indoors and outdoors. It does not require people to wear a mask.

Windsor Heights Mayor Dave Burgess said the Council wants to do what they can to support the medical community and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Windsor Heights.
“This is to encourage everyone to wear a mask when you can’t social distance,” said Mayor Burgess. “When you go in a business, please wear a mask.”
At the July 20th meeting, the Windsor Heights City Council voted unanimously to hire Dennis Durham as the City's new city administrator. Mr. Durham brings over 20 years of government experience. He will start on September 8th.
Westbound traffic is now open on University Ave. Work at University Ave and 70th Street will begin August 6th. This work will close the north half of the intersection of University Ave and 70th Street. This part of the intersection is anticipated to be closed for two months. With this work traffic changes are expected to occur during the early morning of August 6th. Please drive with caution. All businesses remain open. Please use alternate routes when possible. Read more about work on University Ave, 69th St, College Ave, Allison Ave, and the PCC Patching project by clicking the button below.
73rd St is currently in the design phase. The Windsor Heights City Council would like to hear our residents' opinions on the design. We will not be holding an in person public meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents can participate virtually. Click the button below to view the design and leave a comment or question.
The City of Windsor Heights is working with Bolton & Menk to create a Park Plan for the City’s parks and trail system. This plan will help us determine the future of what our parks and trail will look like, what projects and amenities are important to our community, and how we’ll make necessary changes and updates. 

Recently, hundreds of members from our community took part in a survey to let the City know what changes they’d like to see in the park system. From those results, along with input from City staff, City Council, and research from Bolton & Menk, we’ve put together the following Park Plan. 

Now we’d like to ask for our residents help again. Please review the following draft and appendixes of the Park Plan and email your comments to We will be accepting feedback until August 20th, 2020 at 5 PM.
Free Trees
Coming this fall — free trees! The City of Windsor Heights will be giving away free trees to residents. There will be native shrubs and a couple types of shade trees to choose from. These will be saplings and won't be fully grown for several years. Proof of residency (piece of mail or ID) is required to get a tree.

Stay tuned to our social media and future newsletters for the date announcement.
City of Windsor Heights on NextDoor
The City of Windsor Heights is back on Nextdoor!
Nextdoor is a neighborhood focused social media platform. It allows people to connect with others in their neighborhood to discuss issues relevant to their community. The City has a government agency account. That means we can post news to share with you, but cannot view discussions in your individual neighborhoods. If you need to reach the city about an issue, it’s best to call City Hall at 515-279-3662.
As of July 14th, all City of Windsor Heights buildings are closed to the public due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases in Polk County. They will remained closed further notice.

You can reach City Hall at 515-279-3662 or the Public Safety Building at 515-277-4453. City employees are still working during this time.
Even though City buildings are currently closed, there are several services that you can access online. Check out this video to learn what's available on
At the 8/3 meeting, the Windsor Heights City Council voted to extend the closure of the Community Center through 8/18/20 due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Polk County. Their next meeting is on 8/17/20 and they will decided whether or not to extend this closure. The Pavilion, Dog Park, Colby Park Playground and outdoor restrooms remain open at this time.
Join the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce for a free showing of Field of Dreams on August 6th. The movie will be shown outside on the ball field. Free pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided. We ask that you practice social distancing and sit at least six feet from those outside your household.
New Appliance Pickup Day
Starting next week, Ankeny Sanitation will move appliance pickup and new cart deliveries to Tuesdays.

Please call 964-5229 before putting old appliances on your curb.
City Council Meetings
Recordings of City Council Meetings are now available to view on as well as the City's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council Meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be posted on and on social media.
Prefer a Printed Newsletter?
We are giving our residents the option to receive their City newsletter in printed form. If you would like to (or know a neighbor who would) please email your name and address to Communications/Recreation Coordinator Whitney Tucker at or call 515-645-6819. Residents have to opt in to receive the newsletter in printed form, they will not automatically be mailed to every resident.
Save the Date

  • August 6 — Movie in the Park
  • August 17 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • September 7 — City Buildings Closed for Labor Day
  • September 8 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • September 21 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • October 5 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • October 19 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • October 22 — Movie in the Park

City Council meetings will be conducted on Zoom until further notice
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-286-3632
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
Building Inspections 515-333-4161 (Safe Building)
Fire Department 515-279-9450
Public Works Department 515-645-6825
Community Events Center 515-645-6819
Animal Control 515-286-3632