Mark Your Calendars - We've Got Big News

The pace of construction has increased, as work on the interior of the Jester Park Nature center is well underway! Doors and walls are being constructed and the metal roof will soon be installed. Masonry that will cover the exterior of the nature center, as well as the fireplace, will also begin this month!

The former maintenance building, now known as the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, is being revitalized inside and out. A new roof and siding will be installed, as the inside also receives a face-lift of additions such as activity rooms, a camp store and restrooms. (Construction update photos are below announcement.)


Now that winter is coming to an end, slowly but surely so is the construction work on the nature center. Polk County Conservation is excited to announce the official date of the Jester Park Nature Center Grand Opening! Join us on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1 - 5 PM! Explore the new nature center with your friends and family with the following activities:
  • Take a nature hike
  • Join in on a scavenger hunt
  • Listen to live music
  • Cast a fishing pole
  • Explore the nature center
  • Target practice with an air rifle
  • Shoot a bow and arrow
  • Watch live animal programs
  • Enjoy free ice cream (while supplies last)
  • Paddle in a canoe
  • And more! 
* All activities are FREE

More information can be found at
Jester Park Nature Center Address: 12130 NW 128th Street, Granger, Iowa 50109

The Latest Construction Photos 

Sneak Peek at the nature center prairie exhibit! This will be the base that makes up the prairie island.  

The cow in the back doesn't belong to PCC, but the snake, ground squirrel, skull, and antler shed are! 

Walking into main entrance of the nature center

Stairs leading to the lower level of the nature center

The fireplace is ready to be installed

View of the future Polk County Conservation offices

View from the top level of the nature center

New siding on the Recreation & Wellness Center

View looking at the future camp store

Looking into the future camp store window


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