Friends of Jester Park


Friends of Jester Park is a collaborative program of Polk County Conservation and the Great Outdoors Foundation that provides more opportunities for outdoor fun and nature adventures! 


Your membership support provides supplemental funds needed for operations to keep Easter Lake Park beautiful and enhance conservation and outdoor recreation programming.

*All membership fees are tax-deductible in accordance with Iowa laws.

Thank you to our current Friends of Jester Park

  • Sarah Welch
  • Benson Family Foundation
  • Sandy Benson Johnson
  • Christine Taylor
  • Kevin and Lori Howe
  • Jodi Baker
  • Jackie Porter
  • Matt Heath
  • Doug and Tonja Greufe
  • Melissa Meiners
  • Etta George
  • Brian Kampling
  • Ann Huffman
  • Kristina Walkup
  • Melinda Ritter-Brown
  • Craig Treptow
  • Lani Moeller
  • Melissa Owen
  • Steve Murphy
  • Brandi Dahl


*We (GOF) are incredibly grateful for the support of donors who create funds for a specific purpose with the Foundation. Those donations provide the funding necessary for the us to carry out our purposes. While we are very appreciative of the support, restrictive funds require administrative resources to administer and monitor. Given this, the Foundation has determined that a small portion of all gifts contributed for a specific purpose may be used to defray operating costs of the Foundation. If a donor contributes any amount for a specific purpose, the donor shall be deemed to have consented to an allocation of 10% of the amount for administrative expenses of the Foundation. This policy shall be effective for all gifts contributed after the date of its adoption, as of January 22, 2014.

Membership Levels

Individual | $25 Annual

Family (Immediate) | $100 Annual

Individual or Couple | $100 Annual

Individual or Couple | $1,000 One-Time Gift

$1,000 + Annual | Corporate – Related Only