Fourmile Creek Access Points

The sites spread along Fourmile Creek are lush with natural scenery, inviting you to explore. Immerse yourself in Central Iowa’s natural heritage with access to boating, fishing and much more. Find the right site for your next adventure.


Site 29

On Fourmile Creek

Site 29 is located within Mally’s Weh-Weh-Neh-Kee Park near the unincorporated community of Berwick. This site offers:

  • Access to the Berwick Trail Bridge and Chichaqua Valley Bike Trail
  • Soft trails for hiking and nature walks
  • A picnic shelter
  • A playground
  • Natural channel design techniques connected to the creek’s natural floodplain
  • An enhanced fish habitat
  • Water quality improvements

Site 43

On Fourmile Creek

Site 43 is found within Sargent Park at Fourmile Creek’s intersection with East Douglas Avenue in Des Moines. Natural playscapes offer fun for kids right by the water.


Future improvements will support the creek’s banks while allowing easier access to the water itself. They will include:

  • Stepping boulders to safely cross the creek
  • Stairs down to the opposite bank
  • An additional set of stairs for improved angler access upstream

Future Sites

This project isn't quite done yet, but we're hard at work preparing this water trail for public use. These improvements will ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all users while providing the necessary protection for this important environment. Be sure to check back periodically for updates on this water trail, and in the meantime, feel free to explore our other amazing amenities in and along our waterways.

Future Site

Site 50 Fourmile Creek

Site 50 is found along a scenic stretch of Fourmile Creek along Easton Boulevard. It is located near the Fourmile Creek Community Center and offers wading and fishing within a densely populated urban environment.

Improvements offer improved access for users.


  • Limestone stairs and additional access to the creek
  • Streambank restoration
  • Enhanced fish habitat
Future Site

Site 75 Fourmile Creek

Site 75 at the confluence of Fourmile Creek and the Des Moines River is an ideal location for fishing, offering excellent conditions for local anglers.

Improvements will complement the diverse wildlife found at this location.


  • Improved accessibility
  • Natural seating for relaxing along the banks
  • Additional trails for walkers and birders

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Whether you love to spend your weekend under the stars or paddling the Des Moines River, there’s something for everyone on ICON water trails. Learn more about the activities awaiting you.


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