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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.
Lend a helping hand setting up our native gardens for success this growing season.
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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.
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.
From Rapid Needs Assessments, to gathering everything needed for a Presidential Disaster Declaration, learn about what is needed, and importantly, how to plan and execute an assessment in those first crucial hours after a disaster, and how to follow up as the incident stabilizes.
Gather your friends and family together for a night of fun at Jester Park’s Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center. Opportunities will be available for bouldering (age 4+) and archery (age 10+). A variety of games will be available.
Polk County Health Department (PCHD) is excited to announce its partnership with Des Moines Public Library on promoting gun safety in our community. Gun trigger locks are available and FREE to pick up at all Des Moines Public Library locations.