Windsor Heights Small Business Recovery Grant
The City of Windsor Heights is proud to present the Windsor Heights Small Business Recovery Grant. This is for businesses who may not have qualified for the Greater Des Moines Partnership Small Business Recovery Grant because they have been in operation for less than one year. We will be accepting applications through June 30, 2020. To apply, please click the button below.
Metro Waste Authority is still planning to pickup items for our Spring Clean-Up on June 6th. Residents who live on streets under construction will still be able to participate and have been contacted directly in regards to how to dispose of their items.

Spring Clean-Up is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted trash that won’t fit in your garbage cart or may require a large item sticker. Examples include a couch, desk, lamp or chair. Click the button below to learn more about what you can and cannot put on your curb.
Road Projects
Stay up to date with the road construction in Windsor Heights by following our weekly updates. Every Friday, we post what will happen in the upcoming week on as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read the latest update by clicking the link below.
Per the governor’s proclamation and action taken at the 6/1 City Council meeting, the Colby Park Playground and Dog Park are now open. We encourage residents to be safe and practice social distancing. As a reminder, the Colby Park Playground is not routinely sanitized.
The Windsor Heights Community Center will reopen on 6/16/20 while operating at 50% capacity. Online reservations are coming soon. For more information on available dates, visit
Future of Windsor Heights Parks
We want your help planning the future of the City's parks. The City has hired Bolton & Menk to help us put together a park plan, which will create a vision for Colby Park, Lions Park, the Dog Park, and the trail system. Please take the survey below to let us know about how you use our parks and trails and what additions you'd like to see.
Storytime in the Park
We are looking for volunteers to help with Storytime in the Park. Please email for more information.

Storytime in the Park will be pushed back one month and will begin in July. It will take place every Tuesday in July and August at 10 am. We will post any date cancellations on social media and
Effective July 1, 2020, all Windsor Heights residents will have the opportunity to be full-access patrons of the Des Moines Public Library. The DMPL is the largest public library system in the state of Iowa, and even during the temporary building closure due to the COVID-19 crisis, the library card brings many benefits. Among them:

  • Access to the catalog and the 500,000+ books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks offered for checkout. A dedicated team of librarians works daily to make purchases specifically for DMPL patrons based on wait times, requests, and industry trends.
  • Free access to tens of thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks on multiple platforms and apps, selected specifically by the team of collection librarians.
  • Free access to Kanopy, the streaming video service with thousands of classic and modern films for adults and children.
  • Dozens of digital resources, educational tools, digital programming, community resources, and much more at
City Hall and the Public Safety Building remain closed to the public. We will make an announcement on social media and when City buildings will reopen to the public.

If you have a question about City services, please visit or call 515-279-3662. Please call 515-277-4453 for any non-emergency police questions. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.
You will soon be able to purchase new yard waste carts online! Starting June 1, the price for a new cart decreased to $172.
You can still renew your current sticker online. The annual renewal fee is $106.
Order Yard Bags & Large Trash Item Stickers Online
You can now order yard waste bags and large trash item stickers online. Metro Waste Authority will mail them to your home. Click below to order bags and stickers.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
The City has partnered with Metro Waste Authority to bring a Hazardous Waste Disposal Program to Windsor Heights. Hazardous Waste includes items that are flammable or corrosive; they do not belong in the regular trash and shouldn’t be poured down the drain.

Residents can sign up to have these items picked up from their house. If a resident chooses to sign up for the Hazardous Waste Program, the cost is $25 for two 12-gallon bins and one large bag. Container deliveries and pick-ups occur on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

For more information or to sign up, click the link below or call 515.244.0021.
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

  • June 6 - City Wide Spring Clean Up
  • June 15 — City Council Meeting,Zoom at 6 pm
  • July 1 — Des Moines Public Library Access Begins
  • July 7 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 14 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 21 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 28 — Storytime in the Park
  • August 4 — Storytime in the Park
  • August 6 — Movies in the Park
  • August 11 — Storytime in the Park
  • August 18 — Storytime in the Park
  • August 25 — Storytime in the Park
  • October 22 — Movies in the Park

The City Council Chambers are located at 1133 66th Street
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