The story behind the couple who gave away over 8 acres of land to Polk County Conservation.
Prescribed burn season is upon us! Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burning in our parks and trails as weather allows this week and extending through the spring season.
That’s right, this is summer camp, but for the grown-ups. Sign-up with your friend, partner in crime, family, or just by yourself. We’ll spend the day outdoors while we go on a several mile hike around the varying terrains of Jester Park exploring, learning, and adventuring.
Fishing with the Fuzz, is a FREE Youth Fishing Clinic, held at Easter Lake County Park. This event is focused on getting kids outdoors. We will be focused on teaching them about the following topics: basic spin casting, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety.
After several years of extensive restoration work, the wildlife area is now part of Polk County Conservation's family of parks.
Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic horseback trail ride!
How Polk County Conservation uses scent detection dogs to aid in the restoration of Ornate Box Turtles.
Depending on water levels and river conditions, we’ll float one of the metro water trails, but which one? Join us to find out. All equipment and transportation provided. Bring a filled water bottle and a lunch.
Meeting scheduled for March 7 at 5:30 pm.
Polk County Conservation and Prairie Landscapes of Iowa are teaming up to offer two native plant sales this spring. Native plants provide numerous benefits to wildlife and our landscapes. All species for sale are native to Iowa, and once established, require minimal care.
View virtual presentation on the project.
Five days of explorations in nature…what could be better than that!?! Come and spend a week at Jester Park hiking, playing games, working on projects, and getting to be part of the nature that is all around us.