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Jester Park Nature Center

12130 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA, 50109

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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.

Certain areas are available for reservations. For more information follow this link, www.jesterparknaturecenter.com or contact the nature center at (515) 323-5350.


The Jester Park Nature Center is located at 12130 NW 128th Street in Granger, Iowa. Admission into the nature center is FREE.


Hours of Operation & Seasons


Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 PM




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