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Jester Park Nature Center

12130 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA, 50109

Call for Availability

515-323-5350
One of Iowa’s leading nature centers, the Jester Park Nature Center is a gateway to experience Iowa’s natural environment. As a place where education and tourism intersect, this facility provides exceptional value to this region. Serving as the welcome center, portal to Polk County’s family of parks, and Jester Park’s new front porch, tourists, students, educators, families, and others connect through the nature center to the natural playscape and bison/elk exhibit, restored woodlands, Saylorville Lake, and a network of natural trails that will immerse people back into nature.

RESERVATIONS and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Certain areas will be available for reservations beginning January 1, 2019 For reservations, contact the nature center at (515) 323-5350, www.jesterparknaturecenter.com

Location

The Jester Park Nature Center is located at 12130 NW 128th Street in Granger, Iowa. Admission into the nature center is FREE. Please see our hours of operation, as they change seasonally.

Fees

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Spring/Summer Hours:
Friday Preceding Memorial Weekend - Labor Day
Monday - Thursday | 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday | 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 5 PM

Fall/Winter Hours:
Tuesday After Labor Day - Thursday Preceding Memorial Day
Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 PM

Closures

Holidays Closed:
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Easter Day
New Year's Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day