Polk County Conservation

Glow Wild 2019 Tickets are on sale now! Purchase yours at www.GlowWildIowa.com

Looking for a venue for your next corporate or personal event in a beautiful park setting? Consider the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa!

Stay updated on park improvements to enhance recreation areas & wildlife habitat under the Polk County Water & Land Legacy Bond link.

Rent winter equipment at Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park by calling them at (515) 323-5330. More info online at JesterParkNatureCenter.com.

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Discover a Polk County Conservation park or trail near you this winter!

Check out our many upcoming events and programs under the "Calendar" tab!

Volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Check the calendar of events for upcoming work days and events.

The Polk County Conservation Board’s mission is to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of Polk County’s natural heritage.

Leading You Outdoors

News & Announcements

Park & Trail Closures

For updates on Polk County Conservation park and trail closures due to flooding, please refer back to this post, as it will be updated as information is receive…

Call to Artists

Polk County Conservation is seeking proposals for exhibition in the galleries at the Jester Park Nature Center. The Galleries at the Jester Park Nature Center o…

Glow Wild 2019 Tickets On Sale Now

Hosted by Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media, this family friendly-event is fun for all ages! Glow Wild is held at the Jester Park Nature Center in Gran…

Jester Park Nature Center Facility Rentals

Looking for a venue for your next corporate or personal event in a beautiful park setting? Consider the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa! The Jester P…

Upcoming Events

For more information about upcoming events for Jester Park Nature Center, see our calendar.

Thursday, March 21, 2019Nature Hike

Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life. This adventure shows how a forest bursts alive with wildlife, excitement and activity. FREE. No registration required.

Friday, March 22, 2019VTO Woodland Days

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

Sunday, March 24, 2019Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

You and a guest are invited to join us at the Jester Park Lodge for a special evening to celebrate your contributions to conservation efforts in Polk County. The evening will consist of live music, hor d’oeuvres, dinner and a recognition/awards ceremony as we highlight the projects and events ...

Thursday, March 28, 2019Book Worms

Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson. Pre-registration required; deadline is March 26. Fee: $5. To register, click here.

Saturday, April 6, 2019Trails 101 Workshop

The 2019 Trails 101 Workshop series is devoted to volunteer care of natural/hiking trails and in preparation for National Trails Day on June 1st. In this series, you will learn the nuts and bolts of trail building and maintenance, and how to apply that knowledge to volunteer workdays on your favorit...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019VTO Woodland Days

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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