The Outdoor Recreation School (ORS) is based at the Field Operation Center at French Regional Park. The School houses a challenge course and a 25’ climbing wall and is located near hiking trails, cross-country ski trails and regional bike trails. It's a short hike away from the play area, picnic rental facilities and nature exploration area. Questions? Call us or email us at Recreation@threeriversparkdistrict.org.
The Outdoor Recreation School specializes in adventure-based activities that promote and enhance active outdoor lifestyles and foster a greater appreciation for the natural environment. Instructors travel throughout the Park District to deliver hands-on outdoor adventure programming. (Outreach programming at a location near you is available by request.) A sample of activities include:
• Trails: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, geocaching
• Water: paddling, fishing
• Other: archery, survival skills, team building
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The Outdoor Recreation School curriculum supports certain MN K-12 Academic Standards. Review the Standards Matrix and the School Programs Overview.
Three Rivers Park District is committed to making our programs accessible. With advance notice, we can arrange for sign language interpreters and a wide variety of assisted technology (all-terrain wheel chairs, sound amplifiers, etc.). Financial assistance is available for qualifying groups.
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In addition to providing skill-based adventure programming for schools, youth agencies, adults and corporate clients, ORS provides summer camps and cross-country ski lessons for able bodied and adaptive skiers.
We rely on the additional support of volunteers to maintain the high quality of our programs. If you are interested in becoming part or our ORS team, please contact us. Read the ORS Newsletter.