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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.

Beginning summer 2022 – kayaks can also be taken off-site for a daily rental of $30/boat. Renters are responsible for tying down the boats to their vehicles. 

  • Click here to make a reservation.
Canoes (passengers must fit in smallest life jacket: 40-50lbs) $10/per 2 Hours
Kayaks (ages 10+) $10/per 2 Hours OR $30/daily
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.