We are excited to welcome Sleepy Hollow to Polk County Conservation’s family of parks and trails! Sleepy Hollow is a 76-acre sports and family recreation complex located on the east side of Des Moines. Learn more!
UPDATE: 8/9/2021 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health...
With help from the Great Outdoors Foundation, you can now invest in the environment and feel good about your choices with Conservation Credits.
Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest.
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.
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.
Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burnings at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt as weather allows beginning this week, 8/9 – 9/3. Burns will take place near NE 126th Ave, dNE 98th St & NE 118th Ave, and NE Hubble Rd.
Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short nature hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Find volunteer programs, public programming, events, and more in our September - December Nature News! See what's going on in a PCC park or trail near you!
Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.
Download your Controlled Bowhunt Application for 2021. The bowhunt is limited to antlerless deer only, and will take place from from September 18, 2021– January 30, 2022.
Come relax with a glass of wine and learn about the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico.