Welcome to Pleasantville

Located just 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in central Marion County, Iowa, Pleasantville offers a a small-town feel with large town amenities.

With the variety of services, businesses, restaurants and more in Pleasantville, we encourage you to visit and take a look around to see what our community offers!

Featured Business

Central Iowa Insurance has been servicing the insurance needs of Central and Southern Iowa for over 50 years.

For more information about Central Iowa Insurance or services they provide, visit their web site at www.centraliowains.com or contact Steve Renfrow at (515) 989-0047.

4th of July in Pleasantville

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that "the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." Three months later, the flag is flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch's Bridge, Maryland. In honor of the 240th anniversary of the United States flag, the theme for this year’s parade is Star-spangled Salute for the Red, White, and Blue.

Everyone is invited to participate, and marching bands, cars, tractors, floats, etc. are welcome in the parade. We encourage all participants to pre-register, using the Parade Entry Form available on our web site.

Again this year, the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce is encouraging decorated float entries by awarding a $500 first place prize for the FLOAT that wins Judge's Choice and $200 for the FLOAT that receives the most votes in the People’s Choice category. Ballots will be handed out from the Chamber’s float to parade spectators for the People’s Choice category. Ballots will be collected after the last FLOAT in the parade and at the Chamber Office immediately following the parade. The winner will be announced at 5:00 p.m. outside the shelter house at Cora Shadle Park.

Also, the Pleasantville Chamber is asking that any groups or organizations that have events or activities planned for the 4th, or want to volunteer to help with activities on the 4th, to please e-mail director@pleasantvillechamber.org.

More information on FLOAT entries, including the Parade Rules & Guidelines and a complete schedule of events can be download here.

Stone Ridge Dental Ribbon Cutting/Open House

The Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce along with the Staff from Stone Ridge Dental hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony during an open house at Stone Ridge Dental in Pleasantville on Tuesday, April 18.

Many from the community stopped by to welcome Dr. Alec Klise to Pleasantville and took the opportunity to visit with the other dentistry professionals at Stone Ridge Dental.

Stone Ridge Dental offers a full array of dental services to help maintain healthy teeth. For more information about Stone Ridge Dental's services, visit their web site at stoneridgedental.org or call them at at (515) 848-3691.

Best of the Red Rock Area

Congratulations to Checkerboard Restaurant! They were recognized as one of the Top 10 Places for Food & Drinks in Marion County and received awards for the Best Appetizer and Best Family Restaurant.

For a menu or more information about the Checkerboard Restaurant, visit their web site at www.checkerboardrestaurant.net or call them at 515.848.3742.

The Pleasantville Pig Out and 4th of July Celebrations in Pleasantville were also recognized as Top 10 Events in Marion County for 2016.

Carla Eysink, Director of the Marion County Development Commission, presented the "Best of the Red Rock Area" 2016 awards at a ceremony held at Central College in Pella.

Voting begins February 1st for 2017 "Best of the Red Rock Area" and runs through November 1. Vote online at http://www.redrockarea.com/bestofredrock/.

Checkerboard Receives Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa Award

Congratulations to Checkerboard Restaurant! The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry at a ceremony in Davenport during the 2016 Iowa Tourism Conference. Checkerboard received the Outstanding Dining Business award in the rural category.

"Iowa's tourism industry is full of hard-working, passionate people dedicated to delivering our legendary warm hospitality and providing travelers with lifelong memories," said Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office. "These awards truly honor the best of the best."

"There is no higher award in the state for tourism excellence,” said Keith Rahe, president of the Travel Federation of Iowa. “We're pleased to recognize these recipients for their extraordinary efforts."

For a menu or more information about the Checkerboard Restaurant, visit their web site at www.checkerboardrestaurant.net or call them at 515.848.3742.