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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.
Congratulations to Roosevelt High School and @DMschools on the opening of the new Randy Duncan Track and Field. Polk County was proud to be among the many great donors to make this possible. https://t.co/B9AGbbwJ28
Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.
Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. The past several years we have seen mild flu seasons. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized and even die. This year, we could possibly be in for a rough flu season.
To prepare for any disaster or emergency, store important documents and items like passports, birth certificates, maps and electronics in a flood-safe place like a high shelf or upper floor in re-sealable water-tight plastic bags to help waterproof them. #PreparednessMonth
Budding duck and goose hunters will experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting in a safe and controlled environment.
A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.
Vaccine appointments open every Thursday at noon. To register for an appointment, please visit https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3 #GetVaccinated
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. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are great for all ages.
General Election - Tuesday, November 8th Polls Open 7:00a - 8:00p
Need condoms, internal condoms or dental dams? Stop by the health department and pick up a bag of supplies! #SafeSex
Spend time in your local prairies for the benefit future habitat restoration projects this fall season!
The only way to know if there is lead in your home is to test the paint, dust and/or soil. Contact us at 515.286.2115 for more information! #LeadSafeHomes
How we eat and what we eat can take a huge toll on our environment. We’ll dive into what a food print is and what it takes to reduce it. Learn more about the importance of buying local food and how you can support local growers.
Save yourself a trip downtown and the money of parking. Renew your ATV/ORV or Snowmobile online. Visit Online Renewals to renew your Personal Watercraft today! If you don't know your DNR or PIN # give us a call at 515-286-3160.
On September 20, 2022, between 11:15 and 12:15 at the Saydel High school, they will be testing their outdoor warning sirens. This is only a test. Please do not call 9-1-1. If you have any questions, please call Polk County Emergency Management. Thank you!
Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.