ICON Water Trails receives Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant for Fleur Drive site
ICON Water Trails received a $425,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant for its future Fleur Drive site. The Learn & Play access point is one of three whitewater features planned for ICON’s downtown run. With the investment from Prairie Meadows, more than $97.6 million in public and private funding has been secured for the project. Located just outside of downtown Des Moines near Hubbell Realty Co.’s Gray’s Landing development and the future of the Krause+ professional soccer stadium and Global Plaza, ICON Water Trails’ Fleur Drive site gives residents and visitors direct access to the Raccoon River. A beach, fish passageway and in-river whitewater features will be available to users. The site is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.