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.

Reservations for all cabins, bins and lodge rentals can be made online at mycountyparks.com

Reservations are accepted up to 2 years in advance!

OCCB Strategic Plan - Public Input Survey

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Please take a few minutes to complete a survey to provide input as we develop our next 5-year strategic plan.
All are welcome to attend a public planning meeting to provide input for O’Brien County Conservation:
July 30, 5:00-6:30PM @ Mill Creek Park Lodge, Paullina, IA
August 20, 5:00-7:30PM @ Prairie Heritage Center (Annual Bison Burger Picnic)

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!

Upcoming Events

  • Jun13
  • Jul15
    Summer CampTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmDog Creek Park
  • Jul18
    Summer CampTime: 9:00 am - 11:00 amDog Creek Park
  • Jul20
    Family ProgramTime: 9:00 am - 11:00 amMill Creek Park
  • Jul22
    Summer CampTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmPrairie Heritage Center
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