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July 3rd and July 4th Activities
July 3rd will kick off the 4th of July Celebration! On July 3rd, there will be music by Abby Normal starting at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks will be at 10:00 p.m.  Food trucks will be available at the park!  On July 4th, there will be the parade starting at 2:00 p.m. The route will travel 73rd Street to University Avenue to Colby Park, which will conclude the 4th of July activities for this year. Visit  for more information on July 3rd.  Visit / for more information on July 4th parade.

Summer Hours Starting June 1
City offices will implement summer hours starting on June 1, 2018- August 31, 2018. City offices will close at 3:00 p.m on Fridays. 
Bike Trail Opened on June 4th from College Dr. to Hickman Rd.

Anode Retrofit Started June 4th 
Des Moines Water Works will be working on Cathodic Protection Project (Anode Retrofit) starting in your neighborhood. This project focuses on reducing the number of main breaks, therefore extending the life of the water mains that run through our streets.
Hydro- Klean  will be working for Des Moines Water Works, so you will see them in your neighborhood. Utility locates will be painted on your street, which is where the vacuum excavating and core drilling will take place and a 14-inch piece of pavement or grass will be removed. Des Moines Water Works staff will then come in and perform their work and restore the disturbed areas. Construction on your street will last from a few days to up to a week.
During the installation of the anode retrofit system, parking will be restricted on the side of the street where the water main is located.  We will not be working directly in your driveways, however, our vehicles may be blocking them for a short period of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and noise during some portions of this project. The first stages of the project will most likely be the loudest, then there should be minimal noise produced in the remainder of the work.  All disturbed areas will be restored to the original condition after construction is complete.

Project Areas

  • 73rd Street- University Avenue to Wilshire Blvd.-  73rd Street will be closed from June 4th- June 18th. Traffic will be detoured to 70th Street. East and West traffic at College Street and 73rd will still be open.  73rd Street will be open to local traffic so residents will be able to get in and out of their driveways. 
  • 69th Street- Washington Avenue to Hickman Road
  • 66th Street- School Street to University Avenue
  • Jefferson Avenue- 73rd Street to 70th Street
  • Washington Avenue- 70th Street to 68th Street
  • 68th Street-  Elmcrest Dr to Colby Avenue  
Visit our projects page on our website for more information,

63rd Street Sidewalk Construction
The contractor will continue working on sidewalk on 63rd Street the week of June 11th along with restoration work along 63rd Street and 64th Street.  All work is weather dependent.

Those affected residents have been notified, please see those notices for more information. 
Residents will need to remove all vehicles out of their driveways and garages, when work starts on their segment. They will be working one segment/block at a time. They anticipate it will take approximately 1-2 weeks per block/segment

Notices will be given prior to driveway removal for those residents. Residents on 63rd Street will have received a construction newsletter on the project. Lane closures on 63 rd Street will occur during the  construction of the sidewalk. You can expect lane closures during the times of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on 63 rd Street .

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Street Rehabilitation Project- HMA Overlay
The remaining streets on the project (66th Street, 69th Street and 70th Street) are on hold until Des Moines Water Works complete their project, which is the anode retrofit project.

For weekly updates, please visit
Windsor Heights Foundation- Night in the Heights
June 26th is the first Nights in the Heights (formerly Music in Park) Check out the activities planned for that evening! 
6:00 - 6:45PM  Yoga by Mary
7:00 - 8:30:  Pet Pictures by Paash Pet Photography
6:00 - 8:30PM:  'Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful' Plant Exchange
Food Trucks:  Hotsy Totsy and Outside Scoop
7:00 - 8:30PM  Band:  FreeStyle
Keep Windsor Heights Garden Tour this Saturday June 9th
Mark your calendar for the Windsor Heights Garden Tour on  Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., held rain or shine. The garden tour is sponsored by Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful. Come experience some lovely gardens by Windsor Heights  gardeners who have a rich understanding that we can make a difference in our neighborhoods, and in our lives.  Come see for yourself!  There is no charge for the Garden Tour. Instead, visitors are encouraged to consider a free will donation. Money raised helps buy plants and other items for the two garden beds that are maintained by the commitee along the circle drive at Colby Park. Brochures can be picked up at the Butterfly Garden at Colby Park the day of the tour and at City Hall starting on May 30th. 

Items for auction on Govdeals
The City of Windsor Heights has some items for auction on Govdeals!  The items are various pieces of AV equipment!  Visit to view the items.
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