The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is located along the Wapsipinicon River and consists of 225 acres of upland and bottomland forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The Wapsi Center, along with Sherman Park across the river, provide a 432-acre complex offering a wide variety of uses.
The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center provides multiple uses, with an emphasis on resource protection and environmental education. Specific goals include:
You Can Help!
Are you a school teacher or a member of a civic organization that is looking for a community project? Please consider the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center. The Center has a constant need for supplies and equipment.
The Friends of the Wapsi Center is a citizens' support group providing assistance to the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center in the form of volunteers for programs, technical assistance, curriculum planning, financial support, and guidance in fulfilling the Center's goals.
For more information on programs and facilities, the "Friends" Group, or making a contribution to the Center, contact us:
Wapsi River Center
31555 52nd Avenue
Dixon, Iowa 52745
The Wapsi Center is managed and operated by Scott County Conservation. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and QCCA helped with the original purchase of the property and fund raising.
11:00am - 5:00pm Daily
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear! The past will com to life at the Village as interpreters and actors recreate pioneer life. There will be pioneer craft demonstrations, folk music and performances by the Wapsi Wranglers and Kickapoo Indian Dancer. Admission is $2 for Adult and $1 for Children. Hope to see you there!
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $7.50 to $10.00 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $7.50 to $11.75 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.50 to $10.00 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $18.00 to $18.25 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $11.00 per hour
Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $16.50 per hour
Where: Rolling Hills Shelter – GATE #1
When: The Clinic is from 9:00am – 12:00 noon, with registration beginning at 8:00am. All poles and tackle are provided.
What: The Clinic is a part of the FISH IOWA Angler Education Program. Open to ALL Scott County residents, grades K – 6. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants will receive a FREE gift and a Certificate upon completion of the clinic. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.
The five fundamentals to an improved golf game will be covered (Grip, Posture, Backswing, Downswing, and Alignment.) Also, chipping, pitching, putting, along with discussion of rules and etiquette. Classes are instructed and supervised by Glynns Creek Head Golf Professional John Valliere, and five other trained...
Bike and Equestrian Trails are CLOSED.
If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.
Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in the one level before then advancing to the next.
Sessions are offered from June-July for Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Lifeguarding Certification and a WSI Instructor Class. Register online now or in person starting April 16th at the Scott County Park Entry Station.
Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html