The Jester Park Natural Playscape In Iowa Is The Stuff Of Childhood Dreams
By Raymond Goldfield|Published September 06, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
In these last days of summer and early fall, it’s a great opportunity to help kids get back in touch with nature – but it can be tricky to find a place that’s both fun and safe. That’s why the designers of the Jester Park Natural Playscape in Madrid have created something truly special for the kids of Iowa. Designed to recreate a natural environment, it’s a playground like you’ve never seen before. Located in the middle of a lush state park filled with opportunities for learning and recreation, it just might be the best playground in Iowa and a unique part of a perfect day trip.
Have you and your family been to the Jester Park Natural Playscape? What do you think is the best playground in Iowa? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. If you’re looking to pay a visit, check out the county website for more details. If you’re looking for another educational family-friendly day trip, consider this Dubuque two-for-one.
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