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.



Sign up for the Halloween Hustle 5K Walk/Run/Crawl:

Sign up for the Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk/Crawl! Event is on October 24th. You may register the day of from 12:00 - 1:30. The race will start at 2:00. Forms available under the "Community Talk" tab.


Trick or Treat Night:

Friday Oct. 30th 6:00-8:00pm


Storm Update:

Emergency Management needs your help!!! If you have any damage from the recent storm please call them so they can document this. It may help so we can apply for federal assistance. They can be reached at 641-828-2256


2nd Annual Ted Myers Memorial Co-Ed Slow Pitch Tournament

The 2nd Annual Ted Myers Memorial Co-Ed Slow Pitch Tournament will be held Sunday, September 6th (Labor Day weekend) at the James Calhoun Sports Complex. All registrations are due on August 20th by 4:30pm. Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded on DiscoverPleasantville.com under the "Community Talk" tab. Any questions can be sent to parksandrec@discoverpleasantville.com or by calling 515-669-8602. 

Ted Myers Memorial Tournament Flyer


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.




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