Des Moines' food truck revolution
- They'll be the first in Des Moines' 76-park system to regularly allow the vendors.
State of play: Des Moines' food truck scene has grown since the city approved a pilot project in 2015 that allowed them to operate legally in a few designated spots.
- Over the last several months, Des Moines agreed to allow them at most special events. Polk County recently unveiled a proposal to add them to the new Lauridsen Skatepark.
Be smart: Parks officials considered parking availably, nearby food options, restroom facilities and other factors in weighing which parks to allow vendors.
- Gray's Lake Park is the busiest in the city system, but it also has its own municipal facility where some refreshments are sold.
What's next: The Parks and Recreation Board will consider approval later this month.
- The proposed new rules are expected to go before City Council in December, Parks director Ben Page said.
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