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Each year, the Great Outdoors Foundation provides scholarships for school field trips to county parks.

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Friends of Jester Park offers our biggest park fans more opportunities for outdoor fun and nature adventures — including exclusive members-only experiences where you’ll have access to insider “secrets” and tips to make the most of your Jester Park outings.

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Projects and Priorities

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

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Current Projects

• School Bus Scholarships
• Equestrian Scholarships
• Water Quality Testing
• Regional Parks Plan
• Greater Des Moines Trail Maps
• Plant Some Shade Tree Program

Ongoing Projects

• Greater Des Moines Trail Maps
• Chichaqua Greenbelt Enrichment
• Wildlife Habitat Enhancements
• Eagle Scout Match

Completed Projects

• Jester Park Nature Center
• Bison and Elk Exhibits
• Guide By Cell Audio Tours

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