Polk County Education Programs

We offer over 100 public education programs throughout the year.

If you would like to view a complete list of environmental education programs available in our Nature News newsletter, please click on the following link: Nature News or visit our calendar of events:  Calendar of Events.


Environmental educational programs are offered at many of our parks throughout Polk County. For more information regarding the location of a particular program, see our website at www.leadingyououtdoors.org or call our  office at (515) 323-5339.


The Jester Park Nature Center serves as one of Iowa's leading nature centers - a gateway to experience Iowa's natural environment. 

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Jester Park Nature Center (12130 NW 128th St. Granger) is located near the front entrance of Jester Park. For events, hours of operation and information on visiting our facility, please visit our website.




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