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Building Services - County Properties

Polk County owns over 25 buildings (plus park facilities) used for providing services to the public. When necessary, the County has also leased space to house offices when owned facilities were not practical or available. These owned and leased facilities provide a wide array of services ranging from public health & safety to entertainment. Iowa counties are also required to provide facilities from which certain State functions must operate; these are primarily courts and human services.

Polk County Facilities and the functions housed in them are listed below. For more information on services, see sites for individual departments or services listings on each web page.

General Information phone number: (515) 286-3000

Polk County Interactive Web Mapping

This new site brings our GIS technology to you using ArcGIS and Adobe Flash to view our County wide GIS data. If you don’t have Adobe Flash Player, get it here. Questions, comments and concerns can be forwarded to gis@polkcountyiowa.gov. Please note that by clicking this link to enter the map, you agree to the terms and conditions of the map. View the terms and conditions.

For more information about each building, click on a link below within a specific category:

General County Facilities

70 College Ave. Conservation Board Polk County Courthouse
1900 Carpenter Ave.  Crisis & Advocacy Services Polk County River Place
1907 Carpenter Ave.  Field Operations Headquarters Public Works Building
1914 Carpenter Ave.  Main Jail Riverpoint Office Building
Bob E. Rice Communications Center  Midland Building Youth Service Facilities:
Central Intake Center
Juvenile Detention Center
Central Maintenance Facillity  Polk County Administrative Office Building Justice Center Annex

Senior Centers/Meal Sites

Altoona Eastside Senior Center Polk City Community Center
Ankeny Johnston Runnells Senior Center
Pioneer Columbus Community Center MLK Senior Center Scott/Four Mile
Central Senior Center North Senior Center Southeast
Deaf Senior Site Northwest Community Center Southside Senior Center
Grimes Norwoodville Community Center W.D.M. Community Center

Event/Entertainment Facilities

Iowa Events Center (Operated by Global Spectrum)
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (Operated by Prairie Meadows)


Building Information

Building: 70 College
Address: 70 College Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map: 70 College Ave.
Houses: Buildings & Grounds
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Building: 1900 Carpenter
Address: 1900 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map: 1900 Carpenter Ave.
Houses: State Department of Human Services
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Building: 1907 Carpenter
Address: 1907 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map: 1907 Carpenter Ave.
Houses: Polk County Health Department, Emergency Management
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Building: 1914 Carpenter
Address: 1914 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map: 1914 Carpenter Ave.
Houses: State Department of Human Services
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Building: Bob E. Rice Communications Center
Address: 6023 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1206
Map: 6023 NE 14th St.
Houses: Sheriff (Communications Division)
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Picture Unavailable at this time Building: Central Maintenance Facility
Address: 5885 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1202
Map: 5885 NE 14th St.
Houses: Public Works (Secondary Roads Division)
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Building: Conservation Board
Address: 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA 50109-9675
Map: 11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Houses: Conservation Department Administrative Offices.  For other park facilities & locations, visit the Conservation Department website.
Additional Photos: Photos
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Building: Field Operations Headquarters
Address: 6023 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1206
Map: 6023 NE 14th St.
Houses: Sheriff's patrol & detective units
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Building: Main Jail
Address: 1985 NE 51st Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Map: 1985 NE 51st Ave
Houses: Sheriff (Jail Division)
Public Parking: Lot
Additional Photos: Photos
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Building: Midland Building (leased)
Address: 206 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-4025
Map: 206 6th Ave.
Houses: County Attorney (Intake & Screening, Criminal, Juvenile, Major Offense, Domestic Abuse and Restorative Justice divisions)
Public Parking: Meters
Additional Photos: Photos
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Building: Polk County Administrative Office Building
Address: 111 Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-2218
Map: 111 Court Ave.
Houses: Board of Supervisors, County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Recorder, County Attorney (Civil Division), Assessor, Human Resources, Budget Office, General Services Department
Public
Parking:
Court Ave. parking lot and meters on all adjacent streets
Additional
Photos:
Photos
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Building: Polk County Courthouse
Address: 500 Mulberry St., Des Moines, IA 50309-4238
Map: 500 Mulberry St.
Houses: District Court, including Judges, Court Administration, Clerk of Court
Public Parking: Parking lot south of bulding and meters on all adjacent streets
Additional Photos: Photos
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Building: Polk County River Place
Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
Map: 2309 Euclid Avenue
Houses: Veteran Affairs, Juvenile Court Offices, Community, Family & Youth Services (Crisis and Advocacy, Family Enrichment Center & Supplemental Foods), IA Department of Human Services (Polk County & District Office), and County Sheriff (Administration & Civil divisions)
Public Parking: Parking lot South of building
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Building: Public Works Building
Address: 5885 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1202
Map: 5885 NE 14th St.
Houses: Public Works (Administration, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, Building, Air Quality, & Inspections)
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Building: Riverpoint Office Building (leased)
Address: 500 SW 7th St., Des Moines, IA 50309-4506
Map: 500 SW 7th St.
Houses: Judicial Magistrates & court staff
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Building: Crisis & Advocacy Services
Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310 
Map: 2309 Euclid Avenue
Houses: Community Family & Youth Services (and Crisis & Advocacy Services)
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Building: Youth Service Facilities
Address: 1548 Hull Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316-1343
Map: 1548 Hull Ave.
Houses: Central Intake Center, Juvenile Detention Center
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Building: Altoona
Address: 507 13th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2061
Map: 507 13th Ave SW
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Ankeny
Address: 406 S.W. School St. Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50021
Map: 406 S.W. School St.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Pioneer Columbus Community Center
Address: 2100 S.E. 5th, Des Moines, IA 50315-1552
Map: 2100 S.E. 5th
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Central Senior Center
Address: 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311-3230
Map: 2008 Forest Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: Deaf Senior Site
Norwoodville Community Center
Address: 3077 NE 46th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317-8107
Map: 3077 NE 46th Ave.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Eastside Senior Center
Address: 1231 E 26th St., Des Moines, IA 50317-2679
Map: 1231 E 26th St.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: Grimes Community Complex
Address: 410 SE Main, Grimes, IA 50111
Map: 410 SE Main.
Houses: Grimes Community Complex
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Building: Johnston Meal Site (leased)
Address: 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston, IA 50131
Map: 6300 Pioneer Parkway.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: MLK Senior Center
Address: 1650 Garfield Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316
Map: 1650 Garfield Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: North Senior Center
Address: Park Fair Mall, 2nd Ave & Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313
Map: 2nd Ave & Euclid Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: Northwest Community Center
Address: 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310-1567
Map: 5110 Franklin Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: Norwoodville Community Center
Address: 3077 Ne 46th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317-5453
Map: 3077 Ne 46th Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: Polk City Community Center
Address: 309 E Van Dorn St., Polk City, IA 50226-2147
Map: 309 E Van Dorn St.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Runnells Senior Center
Address: 108 Brown St., Runnells, IA 50237
Map: 108 Brown St.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Scott/Four Mile
Address: 3711 Easton Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50317-3343
Map: 3711 Easton Blvd.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Southeast
Address: 2501 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50317-7444
Map: 2501 Maury St.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Southside Senior Center
Address: 100 Payton Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315-5729
Map: 100 Payton Ave.
Houses: Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
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Building: W.D.M. Community Center
Address: 217 5th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265-4719
Map: 217 5th St.
Houses: Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
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Building: Hy Vee Hall
Address: 730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309-1302
Map: 730 3rd St.
Host to: Exhibits, showcases, trade shows, conventions and upscale banquets and balls. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
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Building: Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Address: 833 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1306
Map: 833 5th Ave.
Host to: Exhibits, trades shows, and smaller arena events. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
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Building: Wells Fargo Arena
Address: 233 Center St., Des Moines, IA 50309-1323
Map: 233 Center St.
Host to: Sports and entertainment events. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
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Building: Justice Center Annex
Address: 222 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Map: 222 5th Avenue
Host to: Currently under renovation
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Building: Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-2100
Map: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
Host to: Racetrack & Casino
See www.prairiemeadows.com
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