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New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
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New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.

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11/17/2022

Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.
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Seeking public input on proposed mountain bike park and related re-zoning.

View virtual presentation on the project.

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9/8/2022

Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.
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Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.

$8.1 million park enhancements will offer universal access to nature, recreation for people of all abilities.

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7/13/2022

Winter Sleigh Rides
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Winter Sleigh Rides

Join us when the snow flies and we’ll hitch up one of our draft horse teams to take your group out for a Sleigh Ride!

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12/3/2022

Volunteer Restoration Days - Woodlands
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Volunteer Restoration Days - Woodlands

Join us as we continue restoration efforts in native woodland habitat through invasive species removal.

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12/6/2022

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - American Dreamer
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - American Dreamer

In this one-act play based on the award-winning book by Senator John C. Culver and John Hyde, actor Tom Milligan portrays Henry A. Wallace, the agricultural innovator and founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred seed corn company who became US Secretary of Agriculture and later Vice President.

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12/6/2022

Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.
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Long-anticipated bridge over Beaver Creek opens along Trestle to Trestle Trail.

A major artery between the cities of Johnston and Des Moines is once again flowing with cyclists and walkers.

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9/15/2022

Winter Sleigh Rides
Conservation Events
Winter Sleigh Rides

Join us when the snow flies and we’ll hitch up one of our draft horse teams to take your group out for a Sleigh Ride!

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12/9/2022

Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins
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Trestle to Trestle Bridge Replacement Begins

We are excited to announce that construction for the Trestle to Trestle Bridge replacement has begun. 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.

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8/29/2022

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn to assemble a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.

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12/10/2022

Prescribed Burning Season
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Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn has begun in Polk County Conservation’s parks and trails. Natural resource crews will be conducting prescribed burning as weather allows from starting the third week of August.

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8/16/2022

Winter Sleigh Rides
Conservation Events
Winter Sleigh Rides

Join us when the snow flies and we’ll hitch up one of our draft horse teams to take your group out for a Sleigh Ride!

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12/10/2022