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Upcoming Events

Jan. 23 | Silverwood Park
Give one of Minnesota's favorite pastimes a try! Learn about ice safety, fishing equipment and more.

Jan. 29 | Hyland
The Ski Rennet features a full day of racing on world-class trails with distances for every level of skier. Race day registration available.

Jan. 29 | Hyland
The Fat Bike Rennet Race offers the unique opportunity for fat bikers to ride on the world-class cross-country ski trails in Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Race day registration available.

Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

Find out what gear you can reserve before heading out for your winter adventure. Reservations may be required.

Looking for winter job opportunities with flexible scheduling and competitive wages that also combine your passion for the outdoors? Three Rivers is now hiring at parks around the metro area, including Hyland Hills Ski Area and Elm Creek Park Reserve.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 112-115: Bird is the Word

Bird is the word for season 4! Find out what Three Rivers Park District's Big Year of Birds is all about; discover the history of birding and bird science in Minnesota; learn what goes into managing the Bell Museum's collection of more than 46,000 bird specimens; and find out where our Minnesota birds disappear to in the winter.

The Three Rivers Blog

Best Trails for Cross-Country Skiing

By: Three Rivers Staff

January 17, 2020

Looking for a trail to get started cross-country skiing or prepare for the Ski Rennet on January 29? Check out this post from the archive to find our favorite cross-country ski trails in Three Rivers.

How to Start Ice Fishing

By: Nick Sacco & Nyssa Gesch

January 10, 2022

Want to expand your fishing hobby? Get out to the ice this winter! Learn the basics about ice fishing and how you can move your summer passion to the colder months. 

January 05, 2022

We’re all about birds in 2022! Learn why Three Rivers is celebrating these important creatures throughout the year and how you can join in.