Scott County Conservation Department
Scott County Park
Hundreds of acres of fun.
West Lake Park
Enjoy the lake.
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
Learning on the Wapsi River
Camp and enjoy the Mississippi River
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Scott County's premiere golf course.
Walnut Grove Pioneer Village
Step back in time.
Buffalo Bill Cody childhood home.
Bike & Equestrian Trails Are Open!
Scott County Park Mountain bike & Equestrian trails are open. There are still a few wet areas closed off so please avoid them. If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1
Firewood Ban Update
Due to the recent identified infestations of Emerald Ash Borer found in Des Moines and Jefferson counties, the Scott County Conservation Board passed a resolution at its August 14, 2013 Board meeting prohibiting individuals from bringing firewood onto any Conservation Board property from any location outside of Scott County unless it meets the State of Iowa and USDA firewood labeling requirements. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html
Plant Some Shade Tree Program - Pick-Up Day - April 24th 4-6pm
Update on the Plant Some Shade Program: We are sold out of the Red Oak, Tulip Tree, Sugar Maple and Redbud trees and the other varieties are now very limited. We appreciate everyone's support of this program and recommend that you send your order in as soon as possible. Purchases are still limited to 2 trees per household (credit card orders are not accepted). If you have questions regarding this, please call (563) 328-3280.
- Order Form & Information (for additional information about each tree click it's name)
Announcing - April Green Fee Special
Back by popular demand, Glynns Creek Golf Course is offering their April green fee special:
- Monday through Friday play 18 holes for the price of 9 holes
- Saturday & Sunday play 18 holes for the Weekday rate
Come out and take advantage of this terrific April only special! Give us a call at (563) 328-3284 if you would like additional information.
Open Enrollment for Young Pioneers Summer Day Camp
Children ages 6-12 yrs old have an opportunity to sign up for a fun week of learning and having adventures at our Young Pioneers day camps that start in June. Choose between Laura Ingalls Wilder Week, Ecology Week, Frontier Week, Nature Week, Lakes & Streams Week, Wild West Week, Mark Twain Week, or Native American Week. Sign-up your child/children for one or all of these camps and have them come explore and discover new things with us at Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village!
Swim Lessons Available at Scott County Park Pool
American Red Cross swimming lessons along with private lessons, lifeguard class, and a WSI Instructor class are available at the pool. Registration begins April 20th at the Scott County Park Entry Station. For additional information click the below link or call (563) 328-3282 ext 1.
The Great 2014 Garlic Mustard Challenge
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9am - 11:30am
Garlic Mustard is an invasive, noxious plant that threatens our native woodlands, natural areas & wildlife habitat. Help us control it in our community by participating in the Challenge!
Luxury Rental Cabins
Scott County Park adds two luxury rental cabins to the park. Each cabin will comfortably sleep six, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, decks, grading and landscaping.
The Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village is open for the season. Check out our online virtual tour. For group tours contact the Pioneer Village Site Coordinator at (563) 328-3283.
Camping and RV Parks
Find great camping and trailer spots at any of the following Conservation park sites:
Virtually Visit the Cody Homestead
The Cody Homestead is Buffalo Bill Cody's boyhood home located in rural Scott County. Buffalo Bill Cody was born in Scott County February 26, 1846:
Davenport, Iowa 52804
Phone: (563) 328-3280
Fax: (563) 381-2805
West Lake Park: 563-328-3281
Scott County Park: 563-328-3282
Pioneer Village: 563-328-3283
Glynns Creek Golf Course: 563-328-3284
Wapsi Education Center: 563-328-3286
Cody Homestead: 563-225-2981
OUR MISSION: To improve the quality of life and promote and preserve the health, welfare, and enjoyment for the citizens of Scott County and the general public by acquiring, developing, operating, and preserving the historical, educational, environmental, recreational and natural resources of the County.
- 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: The Great Garlic Mustard Challenge 2014
- 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Walnut Grove Soda Fountain Opens for Season
- 1:00 PM: Wildflower Hike @Wapsi
- 6:00 PM: Moonlight Frog Chorus @Wapsi
- 6:00 PM: Menke Open House
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