Polk County Conservation

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

Polk County Conservation offers many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups alike. Check our calendar of events for upcoming field days and events.

New firewood regulations have been implemented in our parks. See our Firewood Quick Link below.

Make your cabin reservations today! Visit www.mycountyparks.com for further details.

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 fall!

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

January - April 2015 Nature News Just Released!

Get the most up-to-date information about Polk County Conservation and find out what programs and events are coming up that you can be a part of! Click here for…

Firewood Permits Available to the Public

Polk County Conservation issues permits to cizitens interested in harvesting firewood on county-owned property. These permits allow the cutting of standing timb…

Park Water Shut-off for the 2014 Season

Water service to campgrounds, restrooms, and showerhouses has been shut off for the 2014 season. Camping is permitted through November 30, despite the absence o…

Great Western Trail Information

An information packet about the Great Western Trail that was presented as "information only" to the Polk County Conservation Board during their monthly meeting …

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 02, 2014OWLS - River Critters & Wildlife

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 P...

Tuesday, December 02, 2014Winter Birds

This presentation might make you the envy of the neighborhood. Learn all of the secrets to setting up a successful bird feeding station where you live. Birds you can attract, feeder types, food varieties, and placement in your yard will be a few of the topics discussed.

Thursday, December 04, 2014Book Worms

Join our book club with PCC Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we'll be discussing Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 1. Fee: $5, includes coffee and cookies. Sponsored by the Great Outdoors Foundation. T...

Monday, December 29, 2014Animal Winter Survival

How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014Cross-Country Ski Basics - 10 am

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will also be discussed. Class will be canceled without snow. Sign up for the 10:00 or 12:30 class. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 28. Minimum age 10. Fe...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014Cross-Country Ski Basics - 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will also be discussed. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 28. Minimum age 10. Fee: $10 (includes skis, boots, and pole...

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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