Forest Park Museum

Forest Park trail spur
Forest Park trail spur
Alton Schoolhouse

The Forest Park complex includes an array of Dallas County Conservation Board facilities and attractions.


Forest Park Museum Complex
14581 K Avenue
Perry, IA 50220

• On the southeast edge of Perry on Highway 141, turn south onto K Avenue. (Note: to the north of Highway 141, K Avenue is called 16th St.)
• Proceed approximately ¼ mile and the entrance is on the west (right).

Area Map


Forest Park Museum, which includes Hastie Hall, Baldwin Hall, and the Wagner Gallery, is free and open to the public.
Forest Park & Arboretum-a 5 acre park with over 100 different species of primarily native trees and shrubs.
• Historical structures, such as the Alton Schoolhouse -- the last one-room school house of Dallas County-- the 1860 Grabenhorst log cabin, and the Bill Wagner Scale House, are located on the grounds of Forest Park.
• 12 acres of re-established prairie and wildflowers, including a mowed path around the perimeter that encourages visitors to explore the grounds.
• A .4 mile spur off the Raccoon River Valley Trail, with a bike maintenance station, modern restrooms, water fountain, and beverage vending machine. Trail maps and trail permit purchasing signage are also available.
Dallas County Conservation Board Administrative Headquarters

Operating Hours & Seasons

Forest Park Museum is open 8:00-4:30pm, Monday-Friday year-round; May-October, the Museum is also open 1:00-4pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Forest Park and Arboretum is open from 8:00am-10:00pm year-round.
DCCB Administrative Headquarters are open 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday year-round. Closed on holidays.


None at this time.


Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.  Perry, Iowa  50220
Phone: 515-465-3577
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday