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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Indoor Archery & Air Rifle


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



Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays  (during summer hours)

LABOR DAY (Monday, September 7)

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. We provide participants with the basics that will get them safely shooting and a general feel for archery with a compound bow. We will cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques. Perfect for all skill ranges, from no experience to those who have their own bow! All equipment is provided. Outside bows and arrows are not allowed. *Minimum Age | 8 - Adult supervision is required for those 16 years & under.


Sundays (during summer hours)

Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from our certified staff. Come have a great time with us learning how to shoot! All equipment is provided. Outside air rifles and/or pellets are not allowed. *Minimum Age | 8 - Adult supervision is required for those 16 years & under.

View the Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center hours here.

Archery (unlimited)


Air Rifle (25 pellets)


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