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

Vegetation Removal in Easter Lake

The in-lake vegetation clearing in Easter Lake is currently underway. Vegetation will be cut 5’ below the water surface. This process will take place over the n…

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…

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.

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 ...

Saturday, November 2, 2019Prairie Farewell

Join us for our final prairie event of the year! You may choose between  harvesting the last remaining seed or removing woody vegetation. Registration required. All registered participants will be provided full event details. REGISTER: RSVP to Melissa at melissa.schmeling@polkcountyiowa....

Wednesday, November 13, 2019VTO Woodlands

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 ...

Sunday, November 17, 2019Turkey Trek

Come enjoy a one-mile hike through beautiful Yellow Banks Park We’ll talk about turkeys and how animals are preparing for winter all while burning some calories.  REGISTRATION: None COST: Free AGES: All ages welcome

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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