Terra Park 

An eight acre fishing lake surrounded by a great lawn for concerts and games, an open air civic shelter for large gatherings, a picnic pavilion, smaller shelters, a fishing pier, trails, children’s play structures that are handicap accessible, and numerous native plantings. Terra Park is located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway.
Project Location Map

Terra Park Lake: The fishing pier has been constructed and opened September 2017. The lake is stocked with breeding-size largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegills. The fish will provide the start of a healthy population of fish.

Check Out the Native Plantings Near Terra Park!



North and South Parking Lot Beds:

Adirondack Crab apple
Orange and Yellow Butterfly Milkweed
Praire Dropseed Grass
Black Eyed Susan
Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass

Middle Parking Lot Bed (North):
Hophornbeam – still to be planted
Purple Coneflower
Stella-de-Oro Daylilly
Red Penstemon
Monarda

Middle Parking Lot Bed (South):
Adirondack Crab apple 
Purple Coneflower
Stella-de-Oro Daylilly
Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass

Fire Hydrant Bed:
Spirea – existing
Purple Coneflower
Stella-de-Oro Daylilly
Monarda

Handicap Parking Bed:
Katsura Tree
White Coneflower
Purple and Pink Salvia
Monarda
Red Penstemon

Front of Crown Point Building (East):
Viburnum – existing
PJM Rhododendren – existing
Tree Hydrangea – existing
Coneflower mix – existing and new
White Iris – existing
Russian Sage – existing
Yarrow – existing
Black Eyed Susan - existing
Redbud
Stella-de Oro Daylilly
Praire Dropseed Grass
Coreopsis Moonbeam
Red Hibiscus
Birch Leaf Spirea
Baby’s Breath
Purple and White Liatris
Arkansas Blue Star
Hummelo Lamb’s Ear

Front of Crown Point Building (West):
Viburnum – existing
Tree Hydrangea – existing
Coneflower mix – existing
White Iris – existing
Russian Sage – existing
Black Eyed Susan – existing
Yellowood Tree
Stella-de-Oro Daylilly
Praiare Dropseed Grass
Coreopsis Moonbeam
Birchleaf Spirea
Baby’s Breath
Purple and White Liatris
Arkansas Blue Star
Hummelo Lamb’s Ear
More Project Information: Plans are in the works for an addition to the adjacent Crown Point Community Center to add more programming space for the City's Senior Programs, and to introduce new outdoor educational and experiential learning programs. In addition, soft trails will be developed within the adjacent Beaver Creek Natural Resources Area to accommodate walkers and runners who want to get off the hard trails. These will double as the perfect spot for cross-country skiing in the winter!

Terra Lake ties in three integral areas, (Terra Park, Beaver Creek Natural Resources Area, and Crown Point Community Center) creating a massive, 200-acre park that will be enjoyed by the residents of Johnston and people from across Greater Des Moines.

Estimated Full Cost of Terra Park: $5,448,200. Project funded by grants, donations and tax dollars.

City Staff Project Contact: Parks Director John Schmitz, 515-727-8091 or John's E-mail