Make sure you're on Santa's nice list at our Windsor Wonderland event on Saturday, December 4th from 9-11 am. Santa is making a stop by the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee with his reindeer as part of our kids event! Come take pictures with the big guy, share your Christmas list, and meet a real reindeer. This event is free.
Santa Day Is December 11th
The Windsor Heights Firefighters Association (WHFFA) will be escorting Santa around the City on Saturday, December 11, 2021 starting at 9:00 am. The map below shows the tentative route and expected times for each zone. The WHFFA team will do their best to drive as many streets as possible, while also limiting back tracking. Due to the size and limited mobility of some of our apparatus, Santa will not be able to drive down dead end streets, cul-de-sacs, apartment parking lots, or anywhere else deemed too challenging. Thank you, WHFFA, for helping Santa visit Windsor Heights!
Join us for a free showing of Elf on Friday, December 17th at the Windsor Heights Community Center at 7 pm! Come early and grab some free pizza, popcorn, cookies and drinks!

Thank you to the sponsors of the December showing of Elf!

  • Movie — Revision Church
  • Event Sponsors — Windsor Heights Foundation, Bolton & Menk, Inc., City of Windsor Heights
  • Pizza — MidWestOne Bank
  • Popcorn — HW CBD
  • Drinks — Hy-Vee
  • Cookies — Dave Burgess
Holiday Safety Tips
This holiday season, make sure you follow these safety tips from the Windsor Heights Police Department to help prevent theft.

  • If your workplace allows, consider shipping packages there instead of your home or use local, secure drop box locations.
  • Sign up for delivery alerts to track your packages.
  • Lock your car doors and do not leave valuables in your car, especially overnight.
  • Beware of scams, never give out unsolicited personal or banking information over the phone or on the internet, and avoid giving money to people you don’t know.
  • If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time, request a vacation watch from the Windsor Heights Police Department at the button below.
City of Windsor Heights buildings will be closed on Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Trash and recycling pickup will occur as normal on Friday the 24th.

City buildings will also be closed on Friday, December 31st in observance of New Year's Day, which falls on Saturday.
While regular curbside yard waste collection has ended for the season, your yard waste has a few more chance to be collected this winter! Winter collection will take place on Friday, December 31 and Friday, January 7.

Both carts and bags can be used for Winter Collection. Wreaths and garlands won't be accepted, but real Christmas trees with a sticker will be picked up. Just set your tree out before 6 AM on the above dates with one Compost It! sticker attached. When you set it at the curb, the sticker is the only decoration your tree can have. All ornaments, lights, and wires need to be removed.  

Stickers are available at City Hall or online at 
Make sure you are up-to-date on what’s happening in the City of Windsor Heights with texts, social media, and more! Sign up to be notified of snow parking bans, events, and other important information at the button below.
Did you know that the public works crew in Windsor Heights drives the whole city twice a year to check for broken streetlights? But if you find one, please report the issue to MidAmerican Energy by calling 888-427-5632 or filling out this form online at the button below.
Heights History
Our community has grown and changed a lot over the years. Check out this old photo we found of University Ave from 1956 and what the street looks like today!
Have your next event at the Windsor Heights Community Center! Windsor Heights residents receive a 25% discount off of the rental fee. This signature facility can seat over 200 people. Since opening in 2010, the facility has hosted wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings, and countless other events.
Have a question for the City? Or need to report a pothole or other issues in Windsor Heights? Send us a text! TextWH is a non-emergency service. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Text a question or concern to (855) 637-9442. If asking a question, you'll get a response with a link to the City's website with more information. If that doesn't answer your question, send a message to City staff who will contact you during normal business hours.
Check out the City Council Recap! This is a brief highlight of action taken by the City Council.
Prefer a Printed Newsletter?
Residents have the option to receive a 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
  • December 4 — Windsor Wonderland at Hy-Vee
  • December 6 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers
  • December 17 Movies in the Park: Elf in WH Community Center
  • December 20 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers
  • December 23 & 24 — City Buildings Closed for Christmas
  • December 31st — City Buildings Closed for New Years
  • January 17 — City Buildings Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • January 18 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers

City Council meetings are at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers at 1133 66th St
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-222-3321
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
Building Inspections 515-333-4161 (Safe Building Iowa)
Fire Department 515-279-9450
Public Works Department 515-645-6825
Community Events Center 515-645-6819