Looking for gift ideas for the nature lover or outdoor enthusiast in your family? Consider giving the gift of nature! We have put together a few items to choose from that all benefit the Great Outdoors Foundation or Polk County Conservation’s family of parks and trails. ↟ What benefits us, benefits you and your outdoor experiences in Central Iowa. Help us preserve and protect Central Iowa’s natural heritage with these gifts! ↟ • Gift a Friend of GOF Membership • Gift an Easter Lake Plaque • Gift the Friends of Jester Park Membership • Gift Conservation-Minded T-shirts
Invest in high quality, healthy living for Central Iowa through expanded open space, restored landscapes, and greater recreation and outdoor education opportunities.
Sign up to receive information about GOF events, subscribe to our newsletter, or become a Friend of the Great Outdoors.
• Your name published in the Great Outdoors Foundation Annual Report
• Advanced Access to events like the Outdoor Recreation Sale and Glow Wild
• The latest info and updates about the Great Outdoors Foundation
Easter Lake Park has undergone quite the change! The lake is currently being refilled, hopefully in time for summer fun, and the new Mark C. Ackelson trail, winding around Easter Lake, was recently completed. The trail has many bridges, but one bridge stands out from all of them, the 440’ pedestrian bridge that spans the western arm of the lake.
Along the railing of the pedestrian bridge, individual bridge plaque sponsors are recognized with a plaque bearing their name or company name, friend or loved ones’ name(s).
Friends of Jester Park is a collaborative program of Polk County Conservation and the Great Outdoors Foundation that provides more opportunities for outdoor fun and nature adventures.
Your membership support provides supplemental funds needed for operations to keep Jester Park beautiful and enhance conservation and outdoor recreation programming in our community.
The Great Outdoors Foundation and Polk County Conservation have teamed up with local apparel company, Twin Forks Trading Co., to bring you comfortable shirts of your favorite Polk County Conservation parks and trails!
A portion of proceeds from each shirt purchase benefits both the Great Outdoors Foundation and Polk County Conservation. Look good in these comfortable shirts, while supporting your local conservation efforts.