Our Parks and Places

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Osprey camera operational again – Update!

We have restored the osprey camera’s video feed again. Sorry for the interruption. We still don’t full understand why it quit working. The birds are up on the nest and liking the beautiful weather. Enjoy! Update: 5/7/13 3:43pm central- The camera is back up again(again)! We had a software problem with the camera but we got…

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Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

A local group of disc golf enthusiasts are working with the Dickinson County Conservation Board (DCCB) to plan and construct an 18-hole professional disc golf course in Kenue Park near the Dickinson County Nature Center. This 18-hole Disc Golf Course will be free to the public and provide outstanding outdoor recreation in nature for families,…

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Okoboji Ospreys are back!

The ospreys have returned to the Nature Center! So far, we have only spotted two in the area. A male and female. Here is a picture of them fixing up their nest. You can watch them too by clicking on the “LIVE WEB CAM” on the main page in the upper left side of the…

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