Winter Hours & Rental Equipment at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center
(September 7, 2021 - May 29, 2022)
- Saturday |10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Sunday | Noon - 4 p.m.
- Winter Break open Dec. 28-30, 2021 | Noon - 4 p.m.
- Easter Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- December 24-27, 2021
- New Year's Eve & New Year's Day & Jan. 2
The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, adjacent to the nature center, offers a wide range of outdoor programming through Polk County Conservation, rental equipment, and the Petra Alward Bouldering Room, allowing everyone access to outdoor adventure and fun!
Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center, adjacent from the nature center. Snowshoes, cross-country skis, ski boots and ski poles are also available to rent.
- Cross-country skis are sized mainly for adults. Height, weight, and European shoe size required for each reservation.
- Snowshoes are sized for kids and adults, with a weight range of 40-250 pounds.
Skis and snowshoes will only be rented if there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground.
$15/half day (10am-12:30pm or 1-3:30pm)
$10/half day (10am-12:30pm or 1-3:30pm)
Call (515)-323-5330 to reserve equipment ahead of time.