October 17, 2023

Three total whitewater access points are planned to be located in downtown Des Moines and open to the public in 2026.

ICON Water Trails is in charge of these three and 12 other recreational sites around central Iowa. ICON is connecting 150 miles of rivers and creeks in the state, making 80 plus improvements to the waterways.

“So starting at Scott Avenue is really significant as what ICON is trying to do as a whole, is just connecting our region,” said Monica Converse, a project manager with ICON Water Trails. “Beginning at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers is just really kind of symbolic of what we’re trying to achieve with the whole project.”

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