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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

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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12/1/2022

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/2/2022

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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12/2/2022

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

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/2/2022

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

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

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

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