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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Gateway to the Outdoors

Opening in 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! 



Three major habitats at Jester Park will be on display at the Nature Center: wetlands, prairie, and woodlands. These displays will help visitors identify plant and animal species in the park, discover relationships and connections between different species in the ecosystem.


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