Welcome to Granger, Iowa

Granger offers small town charm with excellent recreation opportunities & easy access to all the cultural, shopping, theaters & restaurants of the metropolitan area. Granger is located just minutes north of Des Moines on Highway 141 & Highway 17.

Our community is growing & thriving, with an attractive city park, two churches, two schools & a nursing home. We are proud of our community & hope you enjoy the friendliness we offer. At the City of Granger we strive to provide up-to-date information on city services.

Check back often for updates on park and recreation activities, latest action of the City Council, city news, & other areas of interest.

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Snow Ordinance

Just a reminder, in case we get snow this weekend: During snow events when plowing will be necessary, please remove all vehicles from City streets, alleys or City owned off-street parking areas.  Vehicles parked in the street may be fined, towed or both.  The parking ban will continue from the beginning of snowfall to 24…


Important Information About Yard Waste Pick Up

The last day for yard waste pickup by the Public Works Department will be Monday, November 30th. The City will resume again in Spring 2021. Christmas tree curbside pickup will be on Mondays starting December 28th through January 11th. Please make sure that all decorations have been removed and the tree is not bagged. Thank you for your cooperation!


Park Board Opening

The park board has an opening. This Board advises the Director on matters pertaining to the planning, maintenance and development of parks, equipment and facilities, and park events. Interested residents are asked to attend the Park Board meeting on Wednesday November 4 at 7:30pm at the Granger Community Center or send a letter of interest…


Beggars Night is October 30 from 6-8pm

The City of Granger Beggar’s Night is Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. For residents who will be distributing goodies, please light up your front door area indicating “beggars” are welcome. Be sure the sidewalk or path to the door is clear of debris or plants that might impair their walking. Please also keep pets inside;…


Now Hiring Part Time Recreation Supervisor

Part-Time Recreation Supervisor The City of Granger is accepting applications for a Part-Time Recreation Supervisor. The Recreation Supervisor provides supervision of facilities, and supervision and instruction to participants associated with Parks and Recreation Department leagues during evenings, weekends and holidays. EOE. Salary commensurate with experience. For full job description click here Interested parties should submit…


An Important Message From Our Mayor

MAYOR STATEMENT: Hello all—hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. As we all know, school is on hiatus, a lot of us are working from home, and we have at least 3 weeks of this new normal. One thing I want to really stress is that COVID-19 can be spread by those WHO DON’T KNOW…


Digital Easter Coloring Contest

Unfortunately due to COVID19 I will not be able to offer an Easter Egg Hunt this year. I would love to spread some Easter Cheer! We will instead do a Digital Easter Coloring Contest. For more information visit the page below:   Easter Coloring Contest


Public Notice From the Police Department

Click here to read a note from our police chief.


Information about Self Isolation

To learn more about Self Isolation and when it is safe to go back to work Click here  for a good guide from the Iowa Department of Public Health.  


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- About Granger -

The City of Granger was founded on land originally owned by Nathan Seiberling. The new town was surveyed, platted and recorded in 1885 and was named for C.T. Granger a railroad man.

- City Council Meetings -

The Granger City Council meets at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of every Month. Meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall.

- City Contacts -

Get in touch with city officials

- Online Payments -

Pay Utilities  and Fees Online

- Library Events -

The Granger Public Library is proud to provide many programs throughout the year. Check out more library events and programs below!

- Library History -

The Granger Public Library was started in the 1920s by the Kozy Club which is now known as the Granger Women’s Club.  The Library was originally housed in the Town Hall, stocked through book donations, operated by Kozy Club members, and supported through bake sales!

- About the Library -

Our friendly staff is here to assist you in finding the right book, CD, DVD, or online resource.

- Park Board-

The board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at the Granger Community Center. All meetings are open to the public.

- Programs -

We are excited to offer the residents of Granger and surrounding communities this delightful building. With a beautiful Events Room (complete with dance floor), a spacious Dining Room with a large kitchen and serving area and a Meeting Room.

- Granger Parks -

It's the mission of the Granger Parks and Recreation Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing services and programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of its residents and visitors.