Polk

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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.

5 Points of Progress

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Independence Day - July 4th | Labor Day - Sept 2nd | Veterans Day - Nov 11th | Thanksgiving Nov 28th & 29th | Christmas Dec 24th & 25th

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6/24/2024

Horse Adventures Camp (ages 8-12)
Conservation Events
Horse Adventures Camp (ages 8-12)

Discover nature and horsemanship at Jester Park Equestrian Center! Our beginner-friendly camps are a great introduction to horses while exploring the outdoors.

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6/24/2024

Monitoring Water Quality at Easter Lake
Conservation News
Monitoring Water Quality at Easter Lake

During the summer recreation season, Polk County Conservation staff are regularly monitoring the water in Easter Lake, taking samples weekly for testing. Every week on Thursday or Friday, weekly results will be posted here.

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6/21/2024

Sunset Yoga
Conservation Events
Sunset Yoga

Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza or the Great Hall of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short nature hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature. The yoga class is perfect for beginners.

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6/24/2024

June is National Homeownership Month
Treasurer News
June is National Homeownership Month

Eligible homeowners reminded of Polk County tax relief programs.

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6/14/2024

Wild Kratts Camp
Conservation Events
Wild Kratts Camp

Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in Iowa’s environment, catch prey or elude predators. Then we’ll use our creature power discs to take on those powers ourselves!

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6/25/2024

County Attorney News
Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatal Thanksgiving Day crash

“We have nightmares of the horrific way Connie died,” a family member told the court. “Our family will never be able to celebrate Thanksgiving again.”

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6/13/2024

Summer Skills at Jester Park
Conservation Events
Summer Skills at Jester Park

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Sign-up for one or the entire series.

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6/25/2024

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

June 2024

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6/12/2024

June 2024 Lunch & Learn: Mitigation & Adaptation Planning For Communities & Climate
Emergency Management Events
June 2024 Lunch & Learn: Mitigation & Adaptation Planning For Communities & Climate

Our Lunch and Learn series is to provide a wide variety of subjects that we felt would be interesting, new, helpful, and aligned with our mission, to the diverse population and disciplines that we serve.

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6/25/2024

Election News
2024 Polk County Primary RESULTS

Primary Election - Tuesday, June 4

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6/12/2024

Wild Kratts Camp
Conservation Events
Wild Kratts Camp

Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in Iowa’s environment, catch prey or elude predators. Then we’ll use our creature power discs to take on those powers ourselves!

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6/25/2024