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Posted on: October 13, 2021


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More than two decades ago, CITYVIEW launched its Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll, and it continues to grow. Now, for the third year, Big Green Umbrella Media shares the Northwest Polk County Residents’ Choice poll results. This poll allows residents to vote on their favorite businesses and amenities within the communities located in Northwest Polk County.

The Johnston Public Library received the ‘Resident’s Choice Award,’ and Terra Park was the ‘runner-up.’

𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐤 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲

  • Johnston Public Library (Runners up were Grimes Public Library and Urbandale Public Library)

𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 ‘𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫-𝐮𝐩’ 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐫y:

  • Dad/Child Date Spot (Favorite was Jester Park, Granger)

“This past year and a half was a strange time for the library,” said Eric Melton, Library Director. “Staff worked tirelessly to continue providing access to the library’s physical collection and services – notary services and printing, for example – while access to the library building was limited. We are grateful to be acknowledged for this work and are happy to report that library hours are now back to pre-pandemic status and all of our in-building services, including library meeting rooms, are now restored.”

“Terra Park has always been a favorite to many within our community,” said John Schmitz, Parks and Recreation Director. “While we didn’t win the favorite this year, we still consider our park one of the best in the metro. The park offers water and ground activities for many to enjoy. We offered many outdoor activities for community members this summer and we look forward to expanding that in 2022.” 

To view the full list of the choice favorites for Northwest Polk County, visit

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