Polk County Conservation

Donations & Gifts

Commemorative and Memorial Gifts

Commemorative and memorial gifts offer a unique way to honor a special person, event, milestone, or may be given in remembrance of a loved one that has passed. You can sustain and enhance county parks today for present and future generations through a variety of park stewardship gifts.


Leave a lasting tribute in your favorite park or trail in accordance with the values shared by the person you wish to celebrate. Tribute gifts will be placed in select locations agreed upon by the donor and Polk County Conservation staff. They will also be recognized with a personalized plaque.


Provide a child with an outdoor experience that they will remember for a lifetime! Camps offer children a fun and relaxed way to help foster an interest or hone a skill that can be enjoyed for many years to come. Horseback riding, canoeing, golfing, archery, geocaching, and fishing are just a few of the fun


Contributions of any amount can enrich people’s experiences in the great outdoors. You can help provide park visitors and program attendees with the best environment possible to build upon these outdoor experiences, learn more about their natural world, and cultivate advocacy for the land upon which we work, play, and live.

Commemorative and Memorial Gift Program

Commemorative Gift Program Application Form

Great Outdoors Foundation

The Great Outdoors Foundation provides leadership, fosters partnerships, increases awareness, and raises funds — they serve as a catalyst to power passion and support for regional projects that expand and restore natural spaces, enhance outdoor recreation and learning opportunities, and promote conservation.

Their goal is to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to nature by collaborating with other organizations who share a common vision of healthy environments that provide a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities.

Donate to the Great Outdoors Foundation

Jester Park Nature Center

Donations are still being accepted for the construction of the Jester Park Nature Center.

Donate to the Jester Park Nature Center

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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