Contact Information

 The Jones County Conservation Department administrative office, Nature Center and shop buildings are located at Central Park.  The Nature Center is open most weekdays as staff are available however, it is recommended to call ahead to ensure the Nature Center is open ph: 563-487-3541. (Memorial Day - Labor Day the Nature Center is open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.) JUNE 2020 -COVID 19 ALERT - The Central Park Nature Center is now open for viewing by appointment or walk-in when time slots are available.  Please call the administrative office at (563)487-3541, Ext 1 or Ext 3, to set up an appointment. Family groups of 6 or less can sign up for 1/2 hour time slots to walk through the center.  Many hand-on exhibits are currently closed or removed at this time.  Live animals are not being used in hands-on programs.  Anyone entering the Nature Center will need to complete a short COVID 19 health screening, sign-in, and wash hands before entering the exhibit and office space.  Face masks are encouraged.   We encourage everyone to continue to enjoy outdoor opportunities and adventure at Central Park while you await the return of close quarter indoor fun.  

Mailing address:

Jones County Conservation Board

12515 Central Park Rd

Center Junction, IA 52212

Phone: 563-487-3541

Fax: 563-487-5034

Jones County Conservation Department

Brad Mormann, Director

563-487-3541 ext. 2

Michele Olson, Naturalist


John Klein, Conservation Resource Manager


Curtis Behrens, Natural Resource Manager


Jennifer Koopmann, Office Manager

563-487-3541 ext. 1

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