A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.
View virtual presentation on the project.
$8.1 million park enhancements will offer universal access to nature, recreation for people of all abilities.
Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.
Budding duck and goose hunters will experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting in a safe and controlled environment.
Come out to Jester Park Equestrian Center and enjoy a fun group or family outing as a team of draft horses pull your open wagon down the beautiful timber trails of Jester Park. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are great for all ages.
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.
Spend time in your local prairies for the benefit future habitat restoration projects this fall 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.
How we eat and what we eat can take a huge toll on our environment. We’ll dive into what a food print is and what it takes to reduce it. Learn more about the importance of buying local food and how you can support local growers.
Bird Friendly Iowa announced that Polk County is among the first counties in Iowa to be designated as a Bird Friendly Community.
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.