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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Bouldering Wall

The Petra Alward Bouldering Room is now open to the public!

*Minimum Age| 4
Adult supervision is required for ages 12 & under on the climbing wall.



Polk County Conservation has been providing access to the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center this summer and fall while the weather has been such that the overhead doors could be open to ensure proper ventilation in the facility. Now that the weather is getting cooler, these doors need to be closed. This factor, combined with the inability for the public to safely socially distance while using the climbing wall and archery/air rifle area, has led to our decision to close the facility on Monday, October 26th. We will continually monitor public health recommendations related to COIVD-19 and reopen the facility when it is safe to do so.

For more information, call: (515)-323-5330


Winter Hours (September 8, 2020 - October 25, 2020)
  • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 p.m.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Thursday - Saturday |10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Sunday | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • LABOR DAY (September 7) - Noon - 4 p.m.



Day Pass | $5

 For more information, call: (515)-323-5330