Polk County Conservation

Get outside and discover a Polk County Conservation park or trail near you! Explore the 'Parks & Trails' tab.

Join us on Sunday, November 24, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Jester Park Nature Center to shop for gifts or goods just in time for the holiday season!

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

Check out our many upcoming events and programs under the "Calendar" tab!

Volunteer opportunities are available year-round. Check the calendar of events for upcoming work days and events.

Take a look at our many programs and events at the Jester Park Nature Center at www.JesterParkNatureCenter.com. [Photo © IRIS22 Productions LLC]

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

Jester Park Shelter #5 Closed in October

Beginning October 9 and extending through the end of the month, Jester Park Shelter #5 will be closed due to the removal of the current restroom and installatio…

Fall Nature News has Arrived

Polk County Conservation's Fall Nature News has arrived at the Jester Park Nature Center!  Check out the many public programs and events taking place this Septe…

Trestle to Trestle Trail Re-Route & Bridge Reconstruction

In the spring of 2019, the bridge over Beaver Creek along the Trestle to Trestle Trail collapsed. Designs for the new Trestle to Trestle bridge can be found HER…

Become a Friend of PCC Parks!

Love your local Polk County Conservation Park? Show your support and benefit from a yearly membership! Friends of Jester Park and Friends of Easter Lake Park …

Upcoming Events

For more information about upcoming events for Jester Park Nature Center, see our calendar.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019Alpacas & Orchards Bus Tour

Our day will begin with a step back in time as we tour the two historic Maxwell museums and the new Freedom Rock.   Other stops include: the C&M Acres Alpaca farm and the woolen mill, a hayrack ride at the Center Grove orchard, time to pick apples and explore the orchard, lunch orchard...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019Happy Hour Harvest

Join Polk County Conservation one Tuesday each month on the Chichaqua prairie in August, September, and October. We will be collecting seed from native plants that are ready to harvest. We will gather afterwards to cool down and relax with drink, appetizer, and dinner specials at Founders Irish Pub ...

Friday, October 18, 2019VTO Prairie

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019VTO Prairie

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

Friday, October 25, 2019Owl Prowl

After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.  REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/2TrAJ33 DEADLINE: Register on-line by Wednesday, October 23 COST: $5 ...

Friday, November 1, 2019VTO Prairie

Many amazing local companies, organizations, and schools offer Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as an added benefit for their workforce. This provides an excellent opportunity to provide those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers ...

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar.

Contact Us

Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
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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