Polk County Conservation

Glow Wild 2019 Tickets are on sale now! Purchase yours at www.GlowWildIowa.com

Take a look at our many programs and events at the Jester Park Nature Center at www.JesterParkNatureCenter.com!

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

Rent summer equipment at Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park by calling them at (515) 323-5330. More info online at www.JesterParkNatureCenter.com.

Spring is here! Get out and discover a Polk County Conservation park or trail near you!

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.

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

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 …

Park & Trail Closures

Updated on August 5, 2019 For updates on Polk County Conservation park and trail closures due to flooding, please refer back to this post, as it will be updated…

Glow Wild 2019 Tickets On Sale Now

Hosted by Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media, this family friendly-event is fun for all ages! Glow Wild is held at the Jester Park Nature Center in Gran…

Jester Park Nature Center Facility Rentals

Looking for a venue for your next corporate or personal event in a beautiful park setting? Consider the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa! The Jester P…

Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, August 20, 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 ...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019Nature Friends - Busy Bees

Preschoolers Exploring Nature  Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds with an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. This program is sponsored by West Des ...

Saturday, August 24, 2019Glow Wild

Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media are proud to bring back Glow Wild in 2019 to benefit local conservation and outdoor recreation efforts complete with great food, drinks, and plenty of activities for both kids and adults - tethered hot air balloon rides, our signature towering bonfire, fest...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019Pearl Buttons & Muscatine Melons Bus Tour

Button, button, who’s got the button?  Travel with Polk County Eco-bus trips as we discover the history of the Pearl Button Capital of the World. Muscatine produced 1.5 billion pearl buttons annually in the early 1900’s.  Hear the story of this unique industry.  Exploratio...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019VTO Restoration Days

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 offer those within their ranks with a unique way to create positive impact within their community. If your organization offers VT...

Thursday, September 5, 2019Autumn Phenology Journaling

Do you like to draw and write about nature? If so, phenology journaling must be for you! Phenology is the study of seasonal phenomena, and we will be taking a closer look at all of the changes happening in the park this autumn. Journals and basic art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring...

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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