Will There Be Beggar's Night This Year?
Beggar's Night is held every year on October 30th from 6-8 pm in Windsor Heights. Beggar's Night is actually not a City event, so the City doesn't host this event and can't cancel it. But if you choose to trick or treat, the City recommends following the CDC guidelines on how to handle holidays during the coronavirus pandemic. The City would also encourage residents to continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
The City of Windsor Heights will be giving away free trees to residents in November! 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 windsorheights.org for the date announcement.
Every year, the City of Windsor Heights looks forward to celebrating Veteran's Day with a lunch to honor our communities' heroes. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be hosting our annual lunch. Instead we will be honoring our veterans through handwritten cards from children at local schools. If you know a veteran who would like to receive a card, please email Communications/Recreation Coordinator Whitney Tucker at wtucker@windsorheights.org.
The 2020 Compost It! season runs weekly on Fridays until November 28th. Then there is a break until winter collection, which will be January 1 and January 8, 2021. 2020 bags, bag stickers, and cart stickers can all be used during winter collection. 2021 cart stickers will be available to renew or purchase new online after winter collection ends. Learn more about yard waste pickup in Windsor Heights and order stickers by clicking the button below.
Glass Recycling
The City of Windsor Heights is partnering with Metro Waste Authority to bring another convenient resource closer to home that can be accessed 24/7 in Colby Park. The glass trailer accepts glass you’d typically have after cooking or drinking. That’s the clear glass like pickle or pesto jars or colored glass like wine and beer bottles.

This trailer is located in the Colby Park parking lot beside the cardboard-only container. Simply bring your glass recyclables and guide them into the round opening of the recycling trailer.
The City of Windsor Heights is proud to support the United Way's 21 Day Equity Challenge. This free online journey is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. Register your organization or yourself by clicking the button below.
The Good News Column
All Windsor Heights Police Department officers participated in mandatory implicit bias training, instructed by Drake University, in September. Implicit bias training is newly required by the State of Iowa for all law enforcement annually.

Patrol Officer Palmer was presented with the Windsor Heights Police Department lifesaving award during September in-service training.

Patrol Officer Johnson was presented the Windsor Heights Meritorious Service Bar and the Windsor Heights Police Department lifesaving award during September in-service training.

EMT/FF Jessie Evans was given the Windsor Heights Fire Department lifesaving award during the September EMS training.
Stormwater is water from rain, snowmelt, and surface drainage that runs off impervious surfaces such as paved surfaces, roofs, and compacted lawns. Stormwater can collect sediment, litter, contaminants, and other pollutants. As part of the metro-wide #RainCampaign, the City Council approved reimbursements for soil quality restoration projects to be covered under this program.

The City of Windsor Heights is dedicated to smart stormwater management. The City aims to increase both water quality and water quantity through the implementation of stormwater best management practices.

Learn how you can get reimbursed for stormwater best management projects by clicking the button below.
Do you have a question about construction on University Avenue and how it will impact you? We've complied a list of the top questions and put them together to help spell out what's happening and what's to come. Check it out by clicking the button below.
Work continues on Allison Ave, 69th St, College Dr, and University Ave. Click the button below to read our latest update on each project, including an updated timeline.
Have a question or concern about road construction in Windsor Heights? Join us weekly via Zoom on Fridays at 2 PM. We will be providing project updates and residents will have a chance to ask questions.

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 893 2738 0827
Passcode: 974983
Phone: 312 626 6799 
The Community Center, Pavilion, and Baseball Field are all available to rent online. The Pavilion, Dog Park, playground and outdoor restrooms remain open in Colby Park as well.
City Council Meetings
Recordings of City Council Meetings are now available to view on windsorheights.org 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 windsorheights.org and on social media.
Check out the City Council Recap! This is a brief highlight of the City Council meetings. The recap is not minutes of the Council meeting. Minutes are considered and approved at the subsequent Council meeting.
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 wtucker@windsorheights.org 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

  • October 5 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • October 9 — Weekly Road Construction Meeting Via Zoom
  • October 19 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • November 2 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • November 16 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 7 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 21 — City Council Meeting via Zoom

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