Polk County Conservation

Visit your Polk County family of parks to see winter at its finest.

It may be cold, but don't let that keep you from getting outside! Need ideas? View our "Things To Do" tab!

Check out the PCC calendar of events for a variety of activities and programs this season!

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

Volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Check the calendar of events for upcoming field 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

Fall Prescribed Burns in Polk County Parks

Polk County Conservation uses prescribed fire as a management technique. Fire is an essential tool to help maintain the integrity of the native prairie and wood…

Nature News Hot Off the Press!

The newest edition of Nature News is now available online! Find out what is going on in your favorite park and what events and programs are taking place January…

National Wild Turkey Federation: Connecting Individuals to the Outdoors

This yearlong program is designed to create a community and support group, where individuals can engage with and learn from experienced hunting mentors in a sa…

Jester Park Golf Course Updates Begin Nov. 1

Polk County Conservation and C-Corporation will soon invest $3.5 million dollars into the Jester Park Golf Course. Plans include replacement of the aging irriga…

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 26, 2017Winter Hike

Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017Tricky Tracks

Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind. FREE. No registration required.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017Tricky Tracks

Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind. FREE. No registration required.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017Tricky Tracks

Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind. FREE. No registration required.

Thursday, December 28, 2017Animal Winter Survival

How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter. FREE. No registration required.

Thursday, December 28, 2017Animal Winter Survival

How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter. FREE. No registration required.

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
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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