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
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 are currently un…
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…
For more information about upcoming events for Jester Park Nature Center, see our calendar.
Sunday, September 15, 2019Monarch Festival
Celebrate the miraculous migration of the monarch butterfly! The Festival will offer everything from traditional Mexican dancing, monarch tagging, crafts, and activities for the whole family. We will even have a Bug Parade, so dress the kids up in their favorite insect costume.
Monday, September 16, 2019Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
REGISTRATION: No registration required
Tuesday, September 17, 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 ...
Thursday, September 19, 2019Meditation Around Town
Come and enjoy the experience of sharing a simple meditation in unique settings around our beautiful community. The monthly meditations held the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Friday, September 20, 2019Stargazing
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations. Local astronomers will provide telescopes.
AGES: All ages welcome
Monday, September 23, 2019Fall Equinox Hike
Come learn about the fall equinox as we enjoy a walk around the pond and through the woodland at historic Fort Des Moines Park.