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

Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them. One such opportunity is the funeral or memorial service.

At Bertrand Funeral Homes, they have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Families trust Bertrand Funeral Homes's because of their reputation of quality and sincerity.

For more information about the services they provide, stop by their offices in Knoxville or Pleasantville, visit their web site at www.bertrandfuneralhomes.com/, or for immediate needs contact them by phone at (515) 842-3217.

4th of July in Pleasantville

The 4th of July is about celebrating everything that makes America great! Each day, exceptional American’s actions are on display in the imagination, hard work, and the fortitude to stand up for what we know is right. In recognition of the America’s inventors, laborers, and veterans, the theme of this year’s Pleasantville 4th of July celebration is, Made in America...Ingenuity, Labor, Sacrifice.

Activities begin at 7:00 a.m on July 4th with breakfast provided by the Order of the Eastern Star Pleasant Chapter #378, and end with fireworks in the evening provided by Pleasantville Emergency Services.

For the second year in a row, the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce is encouraging float entries in the parade by awarding a $500 first place prize for the FLOAT that receives the most votes in the Judge’s Choice category. New this year, we will also be offering a $200 prize for the FLOAT that receives the most votes in the People’s Choice category.

For a schedule of activities, parade entry form, parade rules and guidelines, and more information about how you can participate in voting in the People's Choice category for parade float entries, please visit our 4th of July Celebration page.

Checkerboard's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join the staff of Checkerboard Restaurant in celebrating their 40th anniversary with a magician and street dance beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th.

The magician begins at 5:00 p.m. and the street dance featuring Andy Anderson & The Party Party Band begins at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Pleasantville

For for more information, download the flyer, stop by the restaurant, or contact Rhonda Zimmerman at (515) 848-3742.