Polk City is a growing community that is surrounded by wonderful recreational opportunities. Below is a description of community’s tourism features.
an outdoor adventure placed in the midst of an urban landscape just minutes from Polk City. The lake is located 10 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa, 6,000 acres of water and 20,000 acres of public land offer camping, biking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, and more.
Big Creek State Park
The focal point of the 3,550 acre Big Creek State Park is an 866 acre lake surrounded by outdoor recreation facilities. A 1300 foot beach, playground, disc golf, model airplane control field, snowmobile trail, baseball diamond, and open space provide for a wide variety of activities. Big Creek Lake’s clear water provides great family swimming for free. There are picnic tables and shelters located around the lake. Rental canoes, paddleboats, sailboats, fishing boats and large pontoon boats are available for visitors.
Jester Park is located five miles west of Polk City. Diverse recreational experiences await visitors of all ages on 1,834 acres of land. Jester Park is your recreation destination. Spend a day hiking the trails, fishing, picnicking, using the playground, wildlife viewing, golfing, or horseback riding. The Jester Park Golf Course and Equestrian Center offerings compliment the numerous other park amenities. www.jesterparkec.com
To encourage a proactive business environment that results in a diversified and balanced smart growth of Polk City’s economic base and improves the quality of life.