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Plant Some Shade with the Great Outdoors Foundation and MidAmerican Energy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Residential customers of MidAmerican Energy Company can reduce future energy use, landscape their homes and green up their communities this fall through the Plant Some Shade® program. Plant Some Shade enables MidAmerican Energy’s residential customers to purchase up to two landscaping trees for $30 each. Trees are sold on a preordered, first-come, first-served basis. Pickup will be available from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. on October 10th in the south parking lot of the Hoover State Office Building in Des Moines. Click here for ordering information.

Yellow Banks Boat Ramp Closed Due to Siltation

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Yellow Banks Park boat ramp will be closed indefinitely until siltation can be removed. Reoccuring flooding has deposited excessive silt on the boat ramp making access difficult. This website will be updated if this status changes.

Summer Countdown: Top 10 Things to Do in Your County Parks

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The days are muggier and buggier as the smell of fried food on a stick fills the air. This can only mean one thing in Iowa - the beginning of the end of yet another short but sweet midwest summer and the start of pencils, papers and the eruption of cheers from your local high school stadium. But before that glorious taste of freedom comes to seasonal halt, give the kiddos one last hurrah with a local vacation - a county park staycation!

Check out our latest blog for your summer countdown Top 10 list!

Jester Park Lodge Guest Services Management RFP

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Beginning on July 8th, 2015, interested parties can obtain a request for proposal for Guest Services Management (Bookings and Catering) at the Jester Park Lodge (located at 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA). To request a proposal, contact Clarke Johnson at 515-323-5311 or clarke.johnson@polkcountyiowa.gov after 1 p.m. on or after July 8th.

Proposals are due by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.



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Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

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

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