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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! 

Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

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

Hours of Operation 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

  • Thursday - Saturday |10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Sunday | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4

Fall & Winter Hours (September 6, 2022 - May 28, 2023)

  • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 p.m. 
  • Closed Saturday, September 24 for Glow Wild
  • Closed Sunday, November 20 for Makers Market
  • Closed December 23-26, 2022
  • Closed January 1 - January 2, 2023

Holidays Closed:

  • President's Day
  • Easter Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • December 23-26, 2022
  • January 1-2, 2023

Bouldering Wall

The Petra Alward 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!