Warm weather is finally here and our summer boat rentals are open and ready to hit the water! Rent canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more from Easter Lake Boat Rental and the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center. Reserve your summer rental today!
UPDATE: June 9, 2021 | Water will be shut off at the Jester Park Playscape until further notice.
With help from the Great Outdoors Foundation, you can now invest in the environment and feel good about your choices with Conservation Credits.
Set your kid’s imagination and adventurous spirit free as they learn about the natural environment and important survival skills. Activities range from plant identification, animal tracking study, and survival skills like fire and shelter building.
Do you know a child who loves princesses? Want to encourage them to dress up AND have fun exploring the outdoors at the same time? Children, ages 4-6, are invited to the park in “princess attire,” (whatever that means to them.)
Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided.
Get outside this summer with our Fun in the Sun Challenge - kicking off on July 5 - and WIN!
Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens or Brandy Case Haub, certified forest guides. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
We are pleased to announce that funding for the Trestle to Trestle Bridge replacement has been secured. This bridge is the connector between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines and a key element of the very popular urban Trestle to Trestle Trail.
Join communities across Iowa participating in Pick Up Iowa in support of the Great American Cleanup. Come out and help us beautify our public spaces by cleaning up Easter Lake Park.
Work to expand the pond parking lot at Thomas Mitchell Park to add 24 addition parking spots has begun. Construction is anticipated to be completed by Friday, June 18, 2021.
Learn what animals like rabbits, squirrels, and foxes have in common and what makes animals with fur unique. We'll take a look at their homes, tracks and more!