CHRIS CLINGAN

Conservation Officer

Polk County Conservation Jester Park – Des Moines, Iowa

Jester Park is one of the most amazing places I have found in the Des Moines area. Personally, I think this park is the most underrated public space within 100 miles of Des Moines. Chris is one of the guys who makes the experience amazing. As a conservation officer, his job duties are all over the place from feeding and maintaining the elk and bison to law enforcement. His love for the outdoors is evident in a short conversation with him. He passionately cares for the safety of the visitors and fearlessly addresses issues. I have spent many hours in the park but Chris was excited to show me some of his favorite spots which may start showing up in some of my photo sessions. #makedesmoines