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Upcoming Events

Dec. 11 | Elm Creek
Celebrate cross-country skiing at this free event! Bring the whole family for a day of ski tours, demonstrations, rentals and more. Receive a free gift while supplies last!

Dec. 10-12 | Eastman
Join Santa on a hunt for magical reindeer food! Learn about reindeer and their deer cousins along the way.

Dec. 3, 9 & 16 | Gale Woods
Learn felting techniques to create a scarf, a decorative pillow or a holiday craft.

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

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 108-111: The Final Frontier

In this series about the night sky, discover how outer space affects animals in our parks; hear about light pollution and how we can reduce it; learn Indigenous star and earth knowledge; and find out what a NASA Solar System Ambassador is and how a citizen science project uses constellations to help scientists determine light pollution impacts.

The Three Rivers Blog

November 29, 2021

Curious what goes into ecological restoration? Follow along as Paul Kortebein, Manager of Forestry and Horticulture, explains how Three Rivers is managing the invasive species Oriental bittersweet in parks.

My #OptOutside Top 5

By: Jessica Allen

November 19, 2018

#OptOutside is a movement started by REI that encourages people to opt for outdoor adventures in lieu of Black Friday shopping. This previously published post shows how you can incorporate the #OptOutside mindset into your daily life.

November 25, 2019

Did you know there was a time when turkeys didn't exist in Minnesota? Learn all about this Thanksgiving staple in this post from the archive, including how they came to thrive in our area and what to do if they're causing trouble in your yard.