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Rent Outdoor Gear, Boats, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Bikes, & More in Our Parks!

Part of Polk County Conservation’s mission is to provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public. We want to make it easier for you to enjoy the great outdoors! That’s why we offer outdoor equipment rental in three of our county parks.
If you’re looking for a little more instruction, join a PCC naturalist for an educational class on the basics of Kayaking and Paddle Boarding on July 13 from 1-3pm at Yellow Banks Park. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and up.Register online here.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt:
Equipment Hourly Canoes $8
Rentals are 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (last rentals go out by 6 p.m.).
Reservations can be made in advance (for groups of 10+) by calling 515-249-5925.
All other rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center:
Equipment ½ Hour Hourly Daily (4+ Hours) Canoes $10 $16 $65 Kayaks $10 $16 $65 Paddle Boards

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