Join conservation staff for a healthiest state walk on Wednesday, October 5th. Meet at the Central Park Nature Center at Noon. We'll hike a loop around Central Park Lake beginning and ending at the Central Park Nature Center. Wear hiking/walking footwear. - This walk will feature paved trails and unpaved cross country portions.
Looking for a fun early out activity? Head to the Central Park Nature Center anytime between 1-4 PM to check out the October Early-Out Theme - "We All Have Skeletons!" Inspired by the Fall StoryWalk® book, Dem Bones, by Bob Barner, you'll learn about the cool adaptations of vertebrate animals. Check out the fun displays and educational activities and then venture over to the Jones County Wild for Reading StoryWalk® Trail to read the fall StoryWalk® book, Dem Bones.
Join Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Naturalists as we enjoy the beauty of autumn on the scenic South Fork of the Maquoketa River. Bring your own watercraft and PDF or rent a kayak. (Limited # available.) (Due to fall water temperatures this trip is recommended for experienced paddlers.) 8:30 AM - Watercraft Staging at Hwy 136 Access 9-9:30 AM - Drivers drop vehicles off at Canton Bridge Access and shuttle back to HWY 136 Access. 10 AM - Introductions & Safety Talk at HWY 136 Access 10:30 AM - Begin Paddling! Registration required. Register at: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Jones.aspx Older Wiser Livelier Souls events are for adults looking to get out of the house, make new friends, and learn about the exciting world of nature.
Join us for a fun fall festival at Central Park featuring the Storywalk® Trail, musical games, crafts and games, book giveaway, and cider and cookies. Costumes are optional. Bring your flashlight to enjoy the pumpkin lit StoryWalk® Trail book - Dem Bones, by Bob Barner.
Phone & Fax
(563) 487-3541 (563) 487-5034 (Fax)
Please call for availability
Jones County Conservation Board
12515 Central Park Rd.
Center Junction, IA 52212