Thriving for 50 Years

Stay involved in our community by checking out some of our upcoming events and their locations

Thriving for 50 Years

Stay involved in our community by checking out some of our upcoming events and their locations.

Thriving for 50 Years

Stay involved in our community by checking out some of our upcoming events and their locations

Announcement: Green Days June 13th-16th.

Our History

Johnston is now a bustling community with more than 21,500 residents. Johnston is recognized as a community of active and engaged residents, strong neighborhoods, vibrant businesses and organizations, and an exceptional school district.

Thriving Community Since 1969

Johnston was established in 1905 as a station on the interurban railway betweenDes Moines and Perry known as Johnston Station. It was named for the railway’s freight supervisor, John F. Johnston. Voters passed a resolution to incorporate on June 23rd, 1969. On September 8th the first Mayor and Council were sworn in. Incorporation papers were signed by the Clerk of the District Court on December 11, 1969. At the time, the Johnston Station area did not become part of the incorporated city because of a state law that prevented a town within three miles (5 km) of another city from incorporating. The neighboring cities of Des Moines and Urbandale were also interested in that land, but in April 1970, Johnston and Urbandale reached an agreement that allowed Johnston to annex the Johnston Station area.

City Programs

2019 Green Days

Green Days is an annual community celebration held in Johnston, Iowa, next to the Johnston Public Library. This event provides fun for the entire family. Green Days 2019 will be June 13th-16th. Come enjoy great food, live music, and a carnival.

Little League
Johnston Little League is located in Johnston, Iowa, a Northwest suburb in the Des Moines metropolitan area.  Home to 700+ Little League baseball players, it is one of the largest Little Leagues in the state. Early Bird Registration ends January 15th.
Terra Park
A 200-acre park with 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.

Our Sponsors

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