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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Gateway to the Outdoors


The Jester Park Nature Center serves as one of Iowa's leading nature centers - a gateway to experience Iowa's natural environment. 




Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park


Rent summer and winter equipment like canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, cross-country skis, snowshoes, and more at Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park, located inside the Outdoors Recreation and Wellness Center.


Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

Friends of Jester Park

Become a Friend of Jester Park and receive discounts on campsites, fee-based programs, rental equipment like canoes and kayaks, and more! 



Friends of Jester Park

Visit Our Family of Parks


Jester Park is just one of 21 parks, trails, and wildlife areas managed by Polk County Conservation. Visit Polk County Conservation's website to discover another park near you! 




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Glow Wild 2019 at the Jester Park Nature Center  August 24, 2019 | 4 - 10 PM Hosted by Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media, this family friendly-event is fun for all ages! Glow Wild is held at the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa right outside of the De ...

Looking for a venue for your next corporate or personal event in a beautiful park setting? Consider the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa! The Jester Park Nature Center is an eco-conscience building immersed in prairie and surrounded by woodlands. The nature center ...