Events

Start:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
End:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Date / TimeEventCategoryPark
May 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Spring Hike
Many creatures are stirring in the park and the spring wildflowers are in bloom. It is the perfect time to take a hike on the trails at Buena Vista County Conservation Park.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park
May 24 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking ~ Chicken Pot Pie
Dutch oven cooking 101 is back for Summer 2024. The first class will be taught Friday, May 24th and we will be making chicken pot pie and sides.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 7 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Owls
Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2024! This weeks topic is owls.
Programs South Cove Park
Jun 8 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fishing Contest
If you are between the ages of 6 -15 and enjoy fishing come on out to Gustafson Lake – Gabrielson Park on Saturday, June 3rd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 14 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Snakes
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. The topic for this week is snakes.
Programs South Cove Park
Jun 14 Friday 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Astronomy Night
Spend an evening under the moon and stars. The night will begin by identifying the constellations, followed by using telescopes to observe the moon and planets.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summertime Fishing & Fun
Come out to Gabrielson Park between 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Tuesday, June 20th for an afternoon of fun activities.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 20 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Turtles
Turtles are a unique group of animals and have captivated people of all ages.
Programs Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 21 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Salamanders
Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer! This week's topic is salamanders.
Programs South Cove Park
Jun 28 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Canines of Iowa
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is Canines of Iowa.
Programs South Cove Park
Jul 12 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Birds of Prey
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is birds of prey.
Programs South Cove Park