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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Gateway to the Outdoors



Opening August 5, 2018, the Jester Park Nature Center will serve as one of Iowa's leading nature centers - a gateway to experience Iowa's natural environment. 


Check on the Nature Center's Progress

Glow Wild


Glow Wild 2018 is packed with tons of fun! Featuring popular country music band, Drake White and the Big Fire, come for the entire day or just for the concert!


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Identify plant & animal species in the park & discover relationships & connections between different species in the ecosystem with our exhibits!








Visit Our Family of Parks

Jester Park is just one of many parks and trails within Polk County. Learn more about our Family of Parks.








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Join us as we celebrate the long awaited Grand Opening of the Jester Park Nature Center on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1 - 5 PM!

Shine or rain (in this case), ground was officially broken for the Jester Park Nature Center on March 29, 2017.