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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.
Polk County will hold a public hearing on March 2, 2021 at 9:30 to determine the maximum amount of county tax dollars to be collected in the upcoming fiscal year. Click here for more information
DES MOINES, Iowa – March 23 2020 — To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public the following closures and service modifications will be effective beginning 8:00 am on March 18, 2020 until further notice.
Where did your parents receive their first dose?
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors is going virtual. Join us as we explore the public art located throughout PCC’s parks and facilities, the artists that created them, and the stories behind their work.
What does it mean to ‘revitalize’ a neighborhood, and how does it work? In episode 4 of #PeopleofPolk, we take a look at how Invest DSM is using creative solutions and partnerships to revitalize local neighborhoods. Click or tap to listen! https://t.co/4TR35VE71P
Let your imagination run wild with this virtual 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.
PCHD would like to extend a huge thank you to the caring individuals who have taken the time over the last week to send us positive messages. We appreciate these comments and continue to work hard to vaccinate our community.
Spring is near with the arrival of red-winged blackbirds, killdeer, and waterfowl in March. Learn what birds are the first to return in the spring and how they know when to migrate. We’ll also discuss why Iowa is a hot spot for migrating birds.
What is an mRNA vaccine? Read the post below for more information.
This Virtual Public Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m. for the County’s new Comprehensive Plan, "Polk 2050 – Planning the Way." For additional information click on "read more."
Sneaky little leprechauns have hidden 10 special shamrocks on the trails around the Jester Park Nature Center. See how many you can spot, snap a picture, and share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!
We are working on getting individuals who are in need of a second dose a vaccine as quickly as possible.
November 3rd, 2020 Presidential General Election Results
Join a naturalist for a hike looking for early signs of spring. Dress for the weather.
Meals will continue to be provided to interested and registered congregate meal participants from 11am to 1pm in a “drive-through” system in the parking lots of the following centers: Norwoodville, South, East, North, Northwest, West, Central, Ankeny, Grimes Meals can be reserved for future days by calling the selected site or at the time of picking up a meal.
Once we have vaccinated 75%-80% of the current vaccination tier, we will then open up the next tier.
Learn to use a GPS and go search the woods to find the hidden pots of gold, collecting candy and prizes along the way. Keep an eye out for leprechauns along the way!