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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.



Flood Closing Information

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The following areas are closed due to high water associated with local flooding.

  • Yellow Banks Park Boat Ramp
  • Gay Lea Wilson Trail (south of Berwick)
  • Jester Park Campground #3
  • Jester Park Interior Boat Ramp

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt campground has reopened. Campground is wet with standing water around some sites.  Access and sites are safe to use.  Reserved sites are dry with remaining sites to be chosen at camper discretion. 

Phase II of the Mark C. Ackelson Trail is Now Open

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Phase II of the circumferential trail around Easter Lake Park and through Ewing Park is now complete and open to the public. This section of the Mark C. Ackelson Trail includes approximately 1.5 miles of paved trail on the north side of Easter Lake from Ewing Park to Evergreen Ave providing safe trail use off the park road and improved trail access to adjacent neighborhoods.

Easter Lake Life Jacket Loan Program

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Keep it fun and safe out on the water this summer! Opening Memorial Weekend, life jackets will be available at the Easter Lake Beach. The public is welcome to use the jackets and return them when finished.

This program is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.

Contact Us

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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