The O’Brien County Conservation Board was formed in 1964 by the decision of the county’s voters. The purpose of the board, which is supported by Iowa law, is to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.

Visit the Prairie Heritage Center

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the tallgrass prairie! Enjoy the displays, hike the trails, savor the wildflowers, and engage in bird and wildlife watching. There is so much to do at the Prairie Heritage Center.

Visit Our Parks

The O'Brien County Conservation Board manages 942 acres of land in 26 locations throughout the county for outdoor recreation and wildlife benefits. We want you to spend time enjoying your outdoor areas!

Environmental Education & Programs

O'Brien County Conservation Board is committed to providing educational opportunities that enhance outdoor experiences for all ages. We do this through school programs, field trips, library programs, public programs, summer camps, partnerships with other groups, and so much more!

Latest News & Announcements

Winter Funderland Schedule

Winter Funderland Schedule of Events February 5, 2022 | Mill Creek Park | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Activities Outside 2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Snowball Sling Shot Competition Snow Painting & Snow Creature Building Tic Tac Snow Ice Bowling 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ice Fishing Snowshoeing 3:00 p.m.…

Holiday Hours

The Prairie Heritage Center is a great place to visit during winter break. There is so much to do for people of all ages! Enjoy holiday crafts that are set up in the conference room, grab a bird id book from the free little library and go bird watching, check out all the great displays,…

2022 Winter Library Series

O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to partner with area libraries to offer a naturalist led program close to home during January, February, and March. Programs are 45 minutes long, with time for questions. The winter library series is great for all ages! Find a library close to home and check out each monthly topic.…

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