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.
Thanks @UnityPointDSM for great mask tips! #wearyourmask
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery. This is a morning of adventure and discovery with curiosity being the most important ingredient.
It is BEAUTIFUL today! Enjoy the outdoors and maintain #socialdistance.
The Jester Park Nature Center will remain closed until further notice to align with Polk County’s COVID public facility operations plan. However, the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center is open due to the open air nature of this facility.
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, 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.
Active only - Democrats - 130,354 Republicans - 82,499 No Party - 82,589 Other - 2,679
This fall, special use permits allowing bowhunters to participate in a controlled bowhunt for antlerless deer will be issued by the organizations listed at the bottom of this information.
Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to archery. We'll focus on form and safety along with eye dominance, safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
August 1, 2020 Polk County Voter Registration (Active and Inactive) Democrats - 137,922 Republicans - 87,313 No Party - 89,461 Other - 3,013
Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th. Click on "read more" to view the detour map route.
Join us as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
If you are out and about this weekend, #wearyourmask. And don't forget to #socialdistance!
From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collections and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.
We ❤️ a sweet repeat...🎼Will #COVID19 ever stop? Yo, we don’t know...just keep washing your hands before you go...🎼
Special School Elections Tuesday, September 8th Bondurant-Farrar, Collins-Maxwell, Saydel, and SE Polk School Districts
The two-day adventure begins with a tour of the famous Spam Museum in Austin, MN followed by a stop at Mystery Cave in Forestville. After that we'll travel to Decorah to visit historic sites there and end our trip at the Bily Clock Museum in Spillville, Iowa.