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.




Donations for Fire Victims:

On Jan 19th a family living in Pleasantville lost their house along with all their belongings. Dontations of clothes will be accepted at the Elementary school. Lets show our town spirit and help this family as much as possible. 


Help the Children:

St. Paul United Methodist Church is collecting new or gently used winter outerwear to serve those in need within the communinty. If you wish to make a donation feel free to stop by the Church located at 104 South Columbus or drop them off at City Hall. 


Credit Cards Accepted at City Hall:

City Hall now has the ability to accept credit or debit cards for your water bills, hall rentals or Parks and Recreation sign ups. The City continues to strive to make this process easier for all of our citizens. 


New Way To Register For Recreational Activities:

If you would like to register please click here.


Water Bill Payment:

The City of Pleasantville is pleased to offer debit withdraws from your checking account to pay your waterbill. Save the stamp and stop by City Hall anytime from 8:00-4:30 M-F and complete a simple form to start this FREE service. 



Upcoming Events and Discussions

 Please click on Community Talk to read and discuss what is happening in Pleasantville.


 Attention Water Customers

The Pleasantville Water Works Dept. will be taking the Iron Filter out of service for maintenance and repairs beginning January 21st for approximately 2 weeks.  Customers could experience discoloration and a slight odor.  This will not be a health concern.  The water will be safe for consumption.  Any questions or concerns please contact City Hall at 515-848-3316.



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