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The January - April 2019 Nature News has arrived!  Inside you will find a complete list of our events and programs from environmental education, recreation and wellness, to volunteer opportunities from January - April. If you would like to receive a copy of our Nature News publication 3x a year for FREE, call us at (515) 323-5300 or send an e-mail to: pccb_info@polkcountyiowa ...

Looking for gift ideas for the nature lover or outdoor enthusiast in your family? Consider giving the gift of nature! We have put together a few items to choose from that all directly benefit Polk County Conservation’s family of parks and trails. What benefits us, benefits you and your outdoor experiences in Central Iowa. Help us preserve and protect Polk County’s natural herit ...

Hours at the Jester Park Nature Center have changed for the season to the following:  Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 4 PM Saturday | 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday & Open Holidays |  Noon - 4 PM Please remember that a nimals are not allowed inside the Jester Park Nature Center. Service animals only. ...

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.

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.