Our Parks and Places

Little Sioux Water Trail landowner public meeting

Little Sioux Water Trail landowner public meeting at the Nature Center  When: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm   Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission, acting as project manager for the potential of developing the Little Sioux Water Trail, will be holding a landowner public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 from 5:30pm…

Read More

Family Fall Fest at Horseshoe Bend Park on Oct. 19th

October 19th, 2013 11am to 6pm at Horseshoe Bend Park 1924 240th St. Milford, IA Schedule of events: 11-12pm Face painting & pumpkin painting/carving 12-3pm  Hayrides (weather permitting) & soupfeed/bake sale 3-4pm   spooky nature scavenger hunt (weather permitting) 4-5pm  Pie eating contest   (pre register via facebook) 5pm campsite trick or treat at campsites Kiddo costume contest…

Read More

Update! Landscaping almost finished at the Nature Center

The Nature Center is almost complete with its third stage of construction. The new landscaping features include, outdoor amphitheater for programs and events, large 100 person deck wrapping around the building, outdoor classroom area, and bird sanctuary with waterfall feature. Check out the pictures below. We still have plenty of work to do but the…

Read More

Osprey family flying and doing fine!

If you are viewing the osprey camera recently, you might have noticed that it is a little quiet. The osprey chick on the nesting platform here at the Nature Center have all fledged and are now flying around the Lakes Area. We will continue to see them in the area near the Nature Center for…

Read More

NEW Star Trekking Program

Star Trekking Sit, stand, or lie down. Come view one of the most highly anticipated night time spectacles of the year! We will be up close and personal as the night sky comes alive with the Perseid meteor shower. When : Monday August 12, 2013 9:30pm Where: Westport Park 1175 230th street Everly, Ia 51338…

Read More

Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

The new professional Disc Golf course in Okoboji, Iowa is moving forward! Professional disc golf course designer and nationally known Mr. Chuck Kennedy is here with his team, in Okoboji marking the off the holes to the course. We are excited to have a new professional grade disc golf course right here in the lakes…

Read More

Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

Kayaking a Wetland Tour June 7th – Jemerson Slough with Tim Waltz, IDNR June 14th – Center Lake with Derek Namamy, Urban Conservationist June 21st – Pearl Lake, Minnesota June 28th – Anglers Bay, Big Spirit Lake with Mike Hawkins, IDNR July 12th – East/West Hottes Lake with John Wills, Clean Water Allaince July 19th…

Read More