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

McKay Insurance Agency, Inc. is a family owned and operated insurance agency dedicated to providing quality insurance solutions to clients near Knoxville, Iowa. We combine our strong insurance background and product knowledge to assist both current and future clients in managing and planning for all types of risk.

Our team of professionals has years of collective industry experience writing both personal and commercial insurance policies designed to fit your needs. You’ll be paired with a professional at McKay Insurance Agency who will work to ensure that you receive the personalized attention you deserve.

For more information or a quote, please contact us at 641-842-2135 or email us at insurance@mckayinsagency.com.

2016 Pleasantville Firecracker 5K Run/Walk

Plan to join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 for the 9th Annual Pleasantville Firecracker 5K. Registration is now open!

Sign-up by June 17, 2016 to receive a t-shirt and discounted registration fees. After June 17th, registration is $25 and a t-shirt is not guaranteed.

Click here to download the registration form that can be mailed or sign-up online.

Do not mail the registration form after June 17. Bring it with you on the day of the race.

For more information contact, Sherry Cummings by e-mail at cummingssl@windstream.net or Rod Rod Horsman at (515-669-0378).

4th of July in Pleasantville

Pleasantville is a strong, vibrant community that honors everything that makes America great. Freedom, through sacrifice, is our opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As a community, we have faith in our future, strong family values, and celebrate the fun we have together. In recognition of these values, the theme for the 2016 Pleasantville 4th of July Parade is Freedom, Faith, Family & Fun.

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.