Welcome to Pleasantville

Located only 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in central Marion County, Iowa, Pleasantville offers a a small-town feel with large town amenities.

With a 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!

Christmas in the Park

December 4 – 5
December 11 – 12
Festival of Lights in the Park

Drive through the Marion County’s original Christmas in the Park in Pleasantville’s Cora Shadle Park.  Beginning at 5:00 pm each night, Cora Shadle Park will be lit up with festive, lighted Christmas displays. 

Christmas Magic is sponsored this year by Knoxville Hospital & ClinicMcKay Group, Peoples Bank, Pleasantville EMS, and Smokey Row.  Santa’s Helper sponsors are Pleasantville Casey’s General Store, Checkerboard Restaurant, Pleasantville Baptist Church, Mason Funeral Home, Murphy Tower Service, and Stone Ridge Dental.  Drummer Boy sponsors include Pleasantville Weekly/Marion County Tribune, Stuyvesant, Benton & Judisch, Ivan McCormick, Lakefront Living LLC Custom Engraving & Gifts, Myers Insurance, and Stubbs Propane.

December 12
Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Park

Because of COVID-19 social restrictions, seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus in the park will be a little different this year.  Instead of gathering in the shelter house, Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet you at your car in the parking lot from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by to talk with Santa and get a cookie from Mrs. Claus to take home.

For more information, download the flyer or e-mail Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org.

2020 Annual Awards Dinner

Congratulations to Leland Vander Linden (Lifetime Achievement), Valerie Schultz (Volunteer of the Year), and Bill Harvey Construction (Business of the Year).  We were honored to present them with the 2019 Chamber awards on January 23rd at the Annual Pleasantville Chamber Awards Dinner.

Their hard work and values help make Pleasantville a great place to live and raise a family.

Download the Chamber Dinner program for a complete description of their accomplishments.