GOF pledged money toward the expansion of the Bison & Elk Exhibit at Jester Park. Improvements included accessible observation decks, informational kiosks, educational panels, interactive displays, high quality art components and an inviting viewing and picnic area. This enhanced exhibit provides an attraction that is safe, modern, accessible, educational and an opportunity for one of the most desired outdoor activities: viewing and observing wildlife.
Visitors at most County parks have interpretive park information at their fingertips. The Great Outdoors Foundation, Polk County Conservation, and Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) partnered to implement this program which serves to educate the public about the amenities and features of our parks, about natural history, and about current events.