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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Paddling Rentals

Beginning in May

Paddling rentals are available at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center, adjacent from the nature center. Boat are for use at Discovery Pond in Jester Park. This small three-acre pond is a great place for beginner paddlers (canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board) to test their skills.

NEW - Online reservations required!

  • Click here to pre-register for a two-hour time slot. 
Canoes (passengers must fit in smallest life jacket: 40-50lbs) $10/per 2 Hours
Kayaks (ages 10+) $10/per 2 Hours
Stand Up Paddle Boards (ages 10+) $10/per 2 Hours

*Paddles & life jackets included in price. Life jackets only rate for those 40lbs or more. Please bring your own life jacket for those under 40lbs.

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

View the Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center hours here.