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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.
Hump Day is a great reminder to get yourself tested! Don't forget we also have condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and lubricant. Call today and set up your appointment (515) 286-3798.
Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
We are expecting extreme heat over the next few days in Polk County. Our partners at Des Moines Area Regional Transit DART can provide transportation to those who need a ride.
Horses Helping Heroes is a free equine assisted therapy program for military Veterans.
Full-Time Senior Centers open by reservation only.
We are expecting extreme heat over the next few days in Polk County. To cool off during the day, a list of extreme temperature centers can be located at: https://t.co/yMpSryeS4r .
Bring the kids out for a night of catching (and releasing) fireflies. Learn more about the life of a firefly and why they flash.
The Office will be closed on the following days: Independence Day - Monday, July 4th, Labor Day - Monday, September 5th, Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11th, Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th
Our friends @DMARCunited are closing their mobile pantry this afternoon due to extreme heat. Please stay safe!
Join naturalists as they lead you down the Des Moines River on a relaxing kayak trip. We will stop along on of the many rock/sand bars to eat lunch, explore and learn more about the geology of Iowa and the history of the river.
The Recorder's Office is open to the public from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Passports are by appointment only. Please call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.
There has been an alarming number of children dying in hot cars this summer. If anyone including children and pets are left alone in a car in hot weather like today, they will die in minutes. Please keep your loved ones safe!
Explore an Iowa woodland with a naturalist and learn what makes this woodland unique.
While we celebrate July 4th, we look forward to honoring all who served on Veterans Day. Join Polk County and @Prairie_Meadows on November 11th for the annual Saluting Our Veterans lunch and honor ceremony. https://t.co/8av0qEXTKC
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.