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September 2, 2018 | 4- 10 PM
Join us for great food, beer and wine, and plenty of crafts and activities for both kids and adults on Setpember 2 from 4 - 10 PM…
Park and Trail Closures
*JULY 16 UPDATE*
Due to recent heavy rainfall, the following trails, campgrounds, and areas within Polk County Conservation parks and trails have been closed or…
Mark C. Ackelson Trail Bridge Plaques
The 6.2-mile Mark C. Ackelson Trail winding around Easter Lake provides an ideal place for outdoor recreation and scenic views for park visitors. Cycling, skat…
Thursday, July 19, 2018Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being. Pre-registration required; deadline is July 13. Minimum age 12. Fee: ...
Saturday, July 21, 2018Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided. FREE. No registration required.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018Nature's Story Hour - Insect Safari
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family-friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Thursday, July 26, 2018Princess Adventures - Busy Butterflies
Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them). We will learn about a courageous woman from the past, participate in a nature activity, followed by a tea party with a snack. Pre-registration required; deadline is July 20. Fee: $5.
Thursday, July 26, 2018Moth & Moons
Think moths are nocturnal, drab, and pesky? – NOT! Moths are stunningly adaptable and demonstrate a beauty that rivals their butterfly cousins. Come discover these amazing creatures on a night with a full moon. FREE. No registration required.
Saturday, July 28, 2018Insect Hunt
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. FREE. No registration required.