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Prairie Meadows Sponsors Iowa Environmental Council's Pro H20 January 15, 2020

The Iowa Environmental Center (IEC), a nonpartisan alliance of individual and diverse organizations working together to protect and preserve Iowa's environment, hosted the Pro H2O fundraiser June 13, 2019 at River Center Eventorium.

The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club Has Grand Opening January 15, 2020

Drake University and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa opened the Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club August 23, 2019. The 21,000 square foot facility - which serves more than 200 area youths - was in built in part with a $400,000 Legacy grant from Prairie Meadows.

Urbandale Raises Funds for All-Inclusive Playground January 15, 2020

With more than 20,000 children with disabilities in the Des Moines metro, the city of Urbandale has announced plans to build an all-inclusive playground to provide opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy interactive equipment and outdoor activities.

US Submarine Veterans Receive $2,500 Grant January 15, 2020

Prairie Meadows was pleased to present a $2,500 grant to United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated for their segment of a new memorial highway that honors Iowa military veterans who served on submarines.

New Ronald McDonald House opens at MercyOne Children's Hospital January 8, 2020

A new Ronald McDonald House at MercyOne Children's Hospital will open to families tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7. It will be the second House serving central Iowa and the tenth in the nation location within a hospital.

How the YMCA helped one family be better together December 30, 2019

Julises Cerda, who's been a painter at Prairie Meadows for three years, enjoys coaching his five children at the Wellmark YMCA.

Design for Pleasantville bike trail extension complete December 23, 2019

The Pleasantville City Council is exploring the costs of extending the City's existing bike trail now that a design is complete.

Superstar Las Vegas Entertainer to Perform at Prairie Meadows in 2020 December 4, 2019

Prairie Meadows is proud to announce that popular ventriloquist, impressionist, stand-up comedian, and singer Terry Fator will be live at The Meadows Events Center Friday, May 22.

World Champion Elvis Entertainer Coming to Prairie Meadows in 2020 November 25, 2019

Prairie Meadows welcomes back Ryan Pelton as Elvis with his spectacular show "One Night with You." The performance is set for Saturday, January 25 in the Finish Line Show Lounge at Prairie Meadows.

Big Announcements from Prairie Meadows Racetrack November 21, 2019

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino's 31st season of live horse racing. Prairie Meadows will begin the race season with a new format on May 1, 2020.