In 1962, the people of Dallas County voted to authorize a Conservation Board. The Conservation Board sets policy and oversees the activities of the Conservation Department.
The mission of the DCCB is: "To protect, preserve, and enhance our natural resources by providing opportunities to improve the public’s quality of life through environmental education, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation.”
The DCCB owns or manages over 25 sites totaling over 3000 acres. Land acquisition and the conservation of our natural resources associated with the Raccoon River system in Dallas County is a high priority. This system is unique, scenic, and important to the public not only locally, but on a regional scale as well.
Another priority is environmental education. Without educating the people about our environment, all other problems are hard to overcome. We will continue our leadership role in educating the public, especially our youth, about natural resources focusing on the outside - utilizing our many parks and wildlife areas - not the inside of a building.
Trail opportunities are another main concern. As new trail opportunities arise, we will strive to acquire and develop them. Not only do these trail systems provide recreational opportunities but they also provide and preserve additional wildlife habitat. They are an important part of the quality of life that we all pursue.
We invite you to visit our many parks and recreations by visiting the Parks & Recreation areas section of our website. We also present many fun and educational family programs so be sure you check our Programs and Events often.
Dallas County Conservation Board Headquarters
14581 K Ave.
The Dallas County Conservation Board Headquarters are located at the south edge of Perry, approximately ¼ mile south of HWY 141, on the West side of “K” Avenue. (“K” Avenue north of HWY 141 is called 16th Street). Watch for brown and white arrowhead directional signs just before the junction of “K” Avenue and Hwy. 141.