Annett Nature Center
15565 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
Download a pdf version of the trails map.
For a pdf brochure on the Annett Nature Center, including a small map, click here.
The Annett Nature Center, sitting in the Annett Nature Center Park, opened on Earth Day in 1997. The result of years of planning and work by the Warren County Conservation Board, and the foresight and benevolence of Warren County Citizens such as Ellis Annett, the ANC is an approximately 9,500 square foot building on three levels sitting in the 160 acre ANC Park. The ANC sits on a hillside above a six acre pond and a ten acre wetland and is adjacent to Lake Ahquabi State Park. The ANC was also built with proceeds from the sale of the Warren County Farm and with REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) funds.
The ten acre wetland on the grounds of the Annett Nature Center was constructed as part of the Lake Ahquabi State Park renovation project.
The ANC serves as the hub for WCCB activities. Maintenance operations are located a short distance away on the same grounds. The Center serves as the focal point for many school field trips and the WCCB Day Camps.
The Annett Nature Center and Annett Nature Center Park features miles of trails, fishing, prairie plantings, a butterfly garden, a small reading/bird watching room, a full kitchen, a classroom, large deck and displays on two levels, as well as housing the education and administrative offices of the Warren County Conservation Board and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist for Warren, Polk, Marion and Jasper Counties.
The Annett Nature Center is available for private use as the WCCB’s schedule allows. For information on fees and rules, or to see some of the available facilities, use the links below.
Rules and Fees for Annett Nature Center Rental
Butterfly Garden & Prairie Plantings