Mile Long Bridge Closure
The Mile Long Bridge will close on Monday, March 31, through approximately May 22. Click here for the following detour route.
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Cabin Reservations Now Being Accepted
More details of the four rental cabins being constructed at Jester Park have now been posted on http://www.mycountyparks.com/Facility/Default.aspx.
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Saturday, April 26, 2014Spring Wildflower Hike
Enjoy a beautiful spring day as we hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Sunday, April 27, 2014Trail Tune-up Clinic
Trail ride season is just around the corner. Bring yourselft and your horse to a trail ride tune up clinic. Clinic will include despooking, common trail issues, trail first aid, and a trail obstacle course. Pre-registration required, Fee:$50. To register, click here.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014Tulip Time
Take time, smell the flowers and enjoy the beauty of thousands of blooming Tulips. Our first stop of the day will be at the Lake Red Rock Visitor Center. A park ranger will share the history and wildlife of Lake Red Rock. In Pella, we will tour the Scholte House and gardens and enjoy an organ concer...
Thursday, May 01, 2014May Day Hike
May Day celebrates the arrival of spring. Take a short hike looking for spring wildflowers then make a May Day basket to take home.
Monday, May 05, 2014Nature Friends - EggCiting Facts
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. The program is sponsored by Des Moines Izaak Walton League and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Fee $7, ...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014OWLS - A Tale of Two Watersheds
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester Par...