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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. 



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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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Friends of Jester Park

 Your membership support provides
supplemental funds needed for operations to keep Jester Park beautiful and enhance conservation and outdoor recreation programming.



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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Hot off the press! Take a look at our newest publication of Nature News for upcoming events and programs in our family of parks and trails and at the Jester Park Nature Center from September - December 2018.

The Jester Park Nature Center will not open its doors to the public on a daily basis until Wednesday, August 15th, so that all construction activity can wrap up and clear the area. We apologize for this inconvenience, but care about your safety.