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New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
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New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.

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11/17/2022

Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.
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Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.

View virtual presentation on the project.

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9/8/2022

Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.
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Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.

$8.1 million park enhancements will offer universal access to nature, recreation for people of all abilities.

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7/13/2022

Knee-High Naturalists
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Knee-High Naturalists

Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.

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2/8/2023

Sweethearts Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm
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Sweethearts Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm

Join us for a special Valentine's Sweetheart Horse-Drawn Ride! We'll hitch up our draft horse team to either a wagon or a sleigh depending on the snow conditions and take your group out for a 30-minute ride through Jester Park.

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2/10/2023

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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2/10/2023

Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.
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Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.

A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.

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9/15/2022

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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2/10/2023

Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins
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Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins

We are excited to announce that construction for the Trestle to Trestle Bridge replacement has begun. This bridge is the connector between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines and a key element of the very popular urban Trestle to Trestle Trail.

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8/29/2022

Jingle Bells & Pony Tales
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Jingle Bells & Pony Tales

Come join us for a fun event at Jester Park Equestrian Center!

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2/10/2023

Prescribed Burning Season
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Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn has begun in Polk County Conservation’s parks and trails. Natural resource crews will be conducting prescribed burning as weather allows from starting the third week of August.

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8/16/2022

Jingle Bells & Pony Tales
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Jingle Bells & Pony Tales

Come join us for a fun event at Jester Park Equestrian Center!

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2/10/2023