welcome to pleasantville...

Greetings! On behalf of the Mayor and citizens of Pleasantville, we would like to welcome you to our community. Pleasantville is located 25 miles southeast of our Capital City, Des Moines, in the gentle rolling hills of South Central Iowa. Pleasantville’s top rated school system, various businesses and promising opportunities, and short distance to the shores of Iowa’s largest lake, Lake Red Rock, makes our community a great place to live, work, and play.

Pleasantville offers various businesses and promising opportunities. A local grain elevator, truss factory, machinists and industrial manufacturing provide ample jobs for area residents.

A historic downtown offers everyday activities from shopping to pet grooming to the best cup of coffee and pizza in Marion County.

The local Webb Shadle Memorial Library is situated just a block off the main square. The library has a community room for individuals, organizations and nonprofit groups to use. The library holds events frequently to encourage a love of reading and learning in children and adults.

Local farmers produce some of the best livestock and crops in the state. An up-and-coming vineyard adds to the diversity of our wonderful rolling land and fertile cropland.

With safe streets, quality schools and blossoming industry, the Pleasantville area provides for an excellent hub for all businesses and opportunities.

Pleasantville Community Schools is the first school in Iowa to be approved by the Iowa Department of Education for an Innovative Calendar featuring four-day weeks.

We encourage you to take time to explore this website and the many aspects of our community. If there is anything we can do to help you become better acquainted with Pleasantville, please don’t hesitate to contact City Hall at any time at 515-848-3316.



Marion County Burn Ban:

Marion County has lifted the Burn Ban!


Win July 4th Fireworks for Pleasantville:

Submit a short essay on what makes Pleasantville worthy of a special 4th of July celebration. USA WEEKEND will give two towns a Fireworks display of a life time. Go to www.DestinationAmerica.com and submit your essay. 


The City of Pleasantville is gathing data to update our recreational programs. We are looking at improving our current recreation activities. In addition, we would like to expand our recreational options to all age groups. We need your input and would ask your assistance completing the survey below.Your opinion counts! 



Job Opening in Public Works:

The City of Pleasantville has a full-time opening for a Public Works I worker. Experience in with heavy equipment and underground work a plus. Please stop in at City Hall for further details or send your resume to the City Clerk at 108 W Jackson St. Pleasantville, Ia 50225. Applications or resumes must be recieved no later then April 25th at 4:30pm.

Appliance Pick-up:

Citizens that reside in the city limits may set out any unwanted appliances on May 10th. TV and computer monitors are an additional expense. Contact City Hall for more details. 

City Wide Clean-up:

Citizens that reside in the city limits may dispose of unwanted items on April 26th. Dumpsters will be located at the Fire Station. You will ask to show ID to verify you live within the city limits. This service is free, and sponsdered by the City of Pleasantville.


The Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 11:30am. This great event will be held at the Elementary School. Come join the fun. The little ones will have lots of easter eggs to pick-up! 

Book Club: Love to read? Join us at the Webb Shadle Library located at 301 W. Dallas street every 2nd Saturday of the month. Time will be from 10am till noon. We are an informal group who encourges free reads.


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