The new carry-down access point to the water trails on Beaver Creek is open today for public use. Located on NW 70th Street east of NW 86th Street, this access point will serve as an important quality of life amenity for residents, employees and visitors of Johnston. This accent point is the first of the planned 86 sites of improvement throughout the metro aimed at encouraging engagement with the waterways.

Representatives from local community organizations, including JEDCO, gathered Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the first access point for the regional project with the City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Trails Incubator. The celebratory event included an Inaugural Launch and Riverbank Reception event on-site where project stakeholders spoke to attendees and there was a ceremonial “paddle dipping” followed by a float down the creek in canoes and kayaks.

The land for the access point project was donated by JEDCO member Corteva Agricience to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the city and its residential and working communities. 

Learn more about the Central Iowa Water Trails project at