Great Outdoors Foundation * PO Box 8071 * Des Moines, IA 50301 * (515)360-7473 * Email:

The Jester Park Nature Center will be a place that not only welcomes those who come to learn or play, but also tells the story of the land and the water.  It will be a place that puts our bond, our legacy, our responsibility into context for all who come.

Join the Great Outdoors Foundation in building a conservation gateway. Visit the site, attend a special event, donate, volunteer, and engage. 

Learn more about the Jester Park Nature Center

The Great Outdoor Foundation's mission is to provide high quality, healthy living for Greater Polk County through expanded open space, restored landscapes, greater recreation and outdoor education opportunities. 

Learn about the Foundation's projects.

Your support makes a difference in restoring, improving and maintaining the natural resources that are critical to our community, providing access, equipment and education.

Learn about events supporting the Great Outdoors Foundation mission.

‚ÄčBuilding Central Iowa's Conservation Gateway