Beginner Kayaking

What: Individuals of all ages are invited to learn kayaking basics at Terra Lake. Participants will learn key skills such as basic paddling, maneuvering, handling, hazard identification, and risk management. This is a great opportunity for those who want to try kayaking out for the first time and need some tips and tricks. Limited kayaks will be available while supplies last. Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Or reserve a kayak on the event registration link. Adult supervision is required at all times. An adult must sign the registration waiver for those under 18 years old.

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The First Catch Center is a new outdoor recreation program based out of the City of Johnston's Parks and Recreation Department. The First Catch Center is focused on helping beginning and casual anglers become more successful while promoting outdoor fun for everyone. They provide the resources, experiences, and support needed to enjoy fishing and the outdoors. The program is a collaborative effort of several agencies and organizations in central Iowa. Learn more at

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When: August 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Terra Lake, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston, IA 50131. Meet at the boat ramp on the west side of Terra Lake near Terra Park.

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