January 28, 2021

A plan to transform the Des Moines River into a downtown recreational amenity for kayakers, paddlers and even surfers gained more approvals Wednesday, bringing the Central Iowa Water Trails project one step closer to fruition.

The Des Moines Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday approved conditional use permits for three river access points at Prospect Park, Birdland Marina and Harriet Street. The projects are among five planned for downtown Des Moines and 86 across 150 miles of waterways in central Iowa.

Read the full story at The Des Moines Register.