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Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has added an option to our phone tree number to include COVID-19 scams and other scams that our citizens in the community may be currently dealing with. We urge the community to call 515-286-3333 and then press 5 to speak with someone.
Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic horseback trail ride!
Listening to the sounds of nature one might hear while enjoying the beauty of Carney Marsh.
Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Brandy Case Haub, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk through the Prairie will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
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Celebrate our unique tallgrass prairie habitat in Polk County at this year’s National Public Lands Day!
Come out to Jester Park Equestrian Center and enjoy a fun group or family outing as a team of draft horses pull your open wagon down the beautiful timber trails of Jester Park.
Trishay Marsean Thompson, 24, of Des Moines, was found Jan. 9 with gunshot wounds in his car at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Celebrate fall with your family at the Brenton Slough with INHF and Polk County Conservation! Families can enjoy an interpretive hayrack ride, nature crafts and other activities suited for all ages, all celebrating the interesting plants and animals found on the property.
Spend time in your local prairies for the benefit future habitat restoration projects this fall season!