Jester Park

Other Activities at Jester Park

Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center offers a wide range of outdoor programming through Polk County Conservation, rental equipment, and Pingora Outdoors at Jester Park, allowing everyone access to outdoor adventure and fun!

Equipment Rental
Rent summer and winter equipment at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center.

This play structure was created with the child in mind. One structure is desgned for children ages 2-5, while the other is designed for children ages 5-12. Both structures are accessible and can be found near shelter #3.

Natural Playscape
The Jester Park Natural Playscape is not a run of the mill playground. It is a play area constructed using natural materials such as boulders, earth mounds, and water features, avoiding plastics, metals, concrete, or signs explaining how to play.

Children that climb trees, roll down hills, scramble up rocks, dam up water, and hide in grass experience natural play. This type of play frees the child’s imagination to limitless learning opportunities. By using the approach of a Natural Playscape instead of a fabricated playground, children’s creativity will be challenged with adventurous natural activities and objects.

Jester Park Golf Course
The Jester Park Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course judged by the Des Moines Business Record in 1997 to be Greater Des Moines' "best public golf course." Excellent playing conditions and challenging holes have helped make Jester Park a popular course for state tournaments. Tee times may be made in advance by calling (515) 999-2903. Jester Park also offers a 9-hole par 3 course especially popular with beginning golfers, as well as a modern Golf Learning and Practice Facility with driving range and practice greens.

Miniature Golf Course The newly constructed 18-hole miniature golf course is a fun, yet challenging game for players of all ages. The professionally designed course has multiple water features,
practice greens, and beautifully manicured flower beds. The course is also lit for the after sunlight hours to provide night time fun! Birthday party & group packages are available.



Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center & Pingora Outdoors
Adjacent from the nature center

Located between Shelter #3 and Camp Area #1

Natural Playscape
Located by the bison/elk wildlife exhibit across from Shelter #6.

Jester Park Golf Course & Miniature Golf Course
Located at t-intersection of NW 121st Street and NW 118th Avenue.

Jester Park Golf Course
11949 NW 118th Avenue
Granger, Iowa 50109