Polk County Conservation

Visit your Polk County family of parks to see winter at its finest.

Wells Fargo volunteers lending a hand in our county parks. Check the calendar of events for upcoming volunteer field days and events.

Book that perfect winter retreat at the Jester Park cabins! Make your cabin reservations today at www.mycountyparks.com.

Park improvements are taking place throughout the county. Keep up-to-date on all projects under the Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond link.

Check out the PCC calendar of events for a variety of activities and programs this winter!

The Polk County Conservation Board’s mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.

Leading You Outdoors

News & Announcements

Richard Leopold Appointed as New Polk County Conservation Board Director

The Polk County Conservation Board selected Richard A. Leopold as the new Director at their February 11th, board meeting. Mr. Leopold has served as the Deputy…

Preventing "Nature Deficit Disorder", One Outdoor Experience at a Time

Check out our latest blog to find out ways to combat "nature deficit disorder" and keep your family active outdoors!

Plant Some Shade with the Great Outdoors Foundation and MidAmerican Energy

Residential customers of MidAmerican Energy Company can reduce future energy use, landscape their homes and green up their communities this spring through the P…

8th Annual Wheelin' Sportsmen Turkey Hunt Application Deadline Approaching

The Central Iowa Long Spurs, a Des Moines Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, in conjunction with US Army Corp of Engineers and Polk County Conserva…

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 07, 2015Horse Owner Seminar

Own a horse? Want to? Come out to JPEC for an educational seminar on horse care, health, and upkeep. Talk to knowledgeable industry spokespeople on topics such as: horse training, what to feed your horse for your activity level, veterinary care, farrier needs, and how to transition from a horse enth...

Sunday, March 08, 2015Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

Come join us at the Jester Park Lodge to celebrate your contributions to conservation efforts in Polk County. The evening will consist of a special program, dinner and a recognition/awards ceremony as we highlight the projects and events of 2014. Volunteers who have contributed 10 (or more) hours ar...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015Polk County Conservation Board Meeting

The five members of the Polk County Conservation Board meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board meetings, which are open to the public, are held at the Polk County Administration Building at 2nd Avenue and Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines.

Saturday, March 14, 2015Rain Barrel Workshop

A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home after the workshop. Pre-registration required; deadlin...

Saturday, March 14, 2015Rain Barrel Workshop

A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home after the workshop. Pre-registration required; deadlin...

Monday, March 16, 2015Spring Break Horse Camp

Spring break is here! Are your kids going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the spring break holiday. Camps will include safety training, horsemanship skills, a riding lesson, a wagon ride, and a nature hike. Camps are by reservation and are $60/session. To register, c...

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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