City of Runnells  EST. 1881
Welcome to Runnells, Iowa!

Our City

With the Des Moines metropolitan area only minutes away, Runnells is proud to offer a peaceful country setting for a growing
community with all of the benefits of the big city close at hand.  Many new homes are being built within the city, as well as on
acreages in the surrounding rural area.

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Proud of the Past                              Living the Present                              Seeking the Future
** Attention **
Runnells Babysitters

The Runnells Community
Library has put together a
list of local babysitters for
parents to use when
looking for a sitter.

The information on the list
includes name, phone #,
age, and any special
training (ex. Red Cross
babysitting certificate) or
requests (ex. potty-trained)

If you would like to be
added to the list please
contact the Runnells
Community Library

Babysitters list is
available at the Runnells
Community Library.
Runnells Park & Recreation Board
The Runnells Park and Recreation Board is seeking an interested person to fill one vacant
seat on the Park Board (city residency not required).

The Park Board consists of five members, with a minimum of three residents from the City of Runnells
and a liaison from the City Council.  This Board sets rules, recommends improvements and generally
oversees all aspects of our beautiful City Park.

We meet once a month with meetings lasting about one hour.  If you have an interest in contributing a
small amount of your time to the improvement and maintenance of the Runnells Area Park, please
contact Runnells City Hall at 966-2042 or anyone listed below.

Mike Danley, Chair        966-9336
Jennifer Lessard, Vice-Chair        966-9990
Tracy Gordon, Secretary        966-2897

Click here for printable application form
Runnells Community Library Board of Trustees
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Fire Department Looking For Volunteers
Volunteers needed for daytime, evening, and night
response.  All training and certifications will be provided.

Please contact Richard Battani at 515-229-4054 or email

Thank you
Operation of Golf
Carts on City
Ordinance 11-11-08
(Yearly Permit)

No person shall operate
a golf cart on any public
street or alley, for any
purpose, unless the
operator possesses a
City of Runnells permit.

Golf carts may be
operated upon the City
streets by persons
possessing a valid Iowa
operator's license and
at least 17 years of age,
except as prohibited in
Section 22.03.  

For more details about
the required equipment,
hours of operation, and
acquiring a permit,
please see the complete
ordinance at City Hall.
In case of an extended power outage, the Runnells fire station is set up with
emergency power and heat.  Please stop by if you need a warm place to
hang out.  Local radio stations will announce when it is in operation, and
contact information if a ride is needed.
In case of emergency

Runnells Community Library
New Library Hours
Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The newest arrival for the Fire Department
                  Runnells Community Ice Skating Rink
                                   is now OPEN

 Fresh off the ice and it is soooo fun! Lace up and join in.

     Skating is permitted when the gate on Brown Street is open and it is always skate at your own risk.
•        No more than 30 skaters should be on the ice at any time
•        All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
•        Skaters should travel in a counterclockwise direction
•        Equipment including: proper fitting skates, padding and HELMETS are strongly recommended
•        No food or drink on the Skating surface
•        Rough play will not be tolerated. Participants will be asked to leave the premises.
•        Any damage or problems to the facility should be reported immediately by call 515-966-2042