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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

Volunteers Needed

Recruitment is currently taking place for a volunteers interested in donating their time and talents at the Jester Park Nature Center which opens in the summer of 2018. Learn more! 



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.

News & Announcements

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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.