Great Outdoors Foundation * PO Box 8071 * Des Moines, IA 50301 *  Email:

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

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the family friendly event

Glow Wild.

Click here to learn about other events supporting the Great Outdoors Foundation mission.

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.

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Jester Park Nature Center

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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.

Building Central Iowa's Conservation Gateway