Jester Park Nature Center

Photo © IRIS22 Productions LLC

Photo © IRIS22 Productions LLC

The Jester Park Nature Center is a significant tourist attraction, welcome center, portal to Polk County's family of parks, and Jester Park's new front porch. Tourists, students, educators, families, and others can connect through this center to the natural playscape, bison and elk exhibit, restored woodlands, Saylorville Lake, and a network of nature trails that immerse people back into nature.

Admission into Jester Park & the Nature Center is FREE. 

Take a virtual tour of the nature center.


The Jester Park Nature Center features the following: 


  • Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 p.m.

Open Holidays (Noon - 4 p.m.):

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day Observed
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving

Holidays Closed:

  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Easter Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

Special Events Closed to the Public

12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109
p. (515) 323-5300