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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, adjacent to the nature center, offers a wide range of outdoor programming through Polk County Conservation, rental equipment, and the Petra Alward Bouldering Room, allowing everyone access to outdoor adventure and fun! *Now selling bait worms too!

Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

12112 NW 128th St
Granger, Iowa 50109
P: (515) 323.5330

HOURS OF OPERATION

Winter Hours (September 7, 2021 - May 29, 2022)
  • Saturday |10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Winter Break open Dec. 28-30, 2021 | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • *CLOSED November 21 for Makers Market*

Holidays Closed:

  • Easter Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24-27, 2021
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Thursday - Saturday |10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Sunday | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • LABOR DAY - Noon - 4 p.m.
  • *CLOSED August 28 for special event preparation*

Bouldering Wall

Jester Park's newest recreation feature, the Petra Alward Bouldering Room, is now to the public! The bouldering room is located inside the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, adjacent to the nature center.

Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Rent cross-country skis and snowshoes at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center when there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground!

 

Indoor Archery & Air Rifle

Try your hand at air rifle and/or archery inside the Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center on select days. 

Paddling Rentals

Rent summer equipment at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center!