The story behind the couple who gave away over 8 acres of land to Polk County Conservation.
Prescribed burn season is upon us! Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burning in our parks and trails as weather allows this week and extending through the spring season.
Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic horseback trail ride!
Bring your child to the park and enjoy this unique restorative nature experience. Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku with Brandy Case Haub, a certified forest guide. This mindful nature exploration will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
After several years of extensive restoration work, the wildlife area is now part of Polk County Conservation's family of parks.
Make your mark on 1 of nearly 200,000 miles of trail throughout the U.S. this National Trails Day®! National Trails Day® is an annual event hosted by the American Hiking Society that encourages support of our nation’s public trails.
How Polk County Conservation uses scent detection dogs to aid in the restoration of Ornate Box Turtles.
Bring your dog to the park and enjoy this unique restorative nature experience. Dogs must be on leash during the program. Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku with Brandy Case Haub, a certified forest guide and your furry four-legged friend.
Meeting scheduled for March 7 at 5:30 pm.
Celebrate National Prairie Day at Yellow Banks Park learning about Iowa’s native prairie plants and animals. Explore the prairie during a short hike followed by a hands-on, interactive presentation with one of our naturalists.
View virtual presentation on the project.
Discover nature and horsemanship at Jester Park Equestrian Center! Our beginner-friendly camps are a great introduction to horses while exploring the outdoors.