News, Blog, & Press Releases

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.

Country Music Icon Clint Black Returning to the Meadows Events Center in 2020
November 19, 2019

Prairie Meadows is thrilled to welcome back country music icon Clint Black to The Meadows Events Center in 2020. Black - a multiplatinum recording artist who's sold over 20 million records - will take the stage Friday, March 6.

Prairie Meadows Raises $34,594 for Iowa Veterans
November 13, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day, Prairie Meadows hosted the sixth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Monday, November 11.