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Upcoming Events

Aug. 7-9 | Multiple Locations
Search for hundreds of items in the parks in an outdoor scavenger hunt hosted by the Three Rivers Park District Foundation!

Aug. 14 & 15 | Elm Creek
Go on an 8-mile, self-guided nature ride on paved trails with the whole family! Stop at special sites along the way to complete your challenge. After your ride, compete in running and swimming events.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Go for a guided morning canoe on a serene lake, learn the essentials of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, and more!

See all Three Rivers COVID-19 updates.

Registration for programs in August and early September is now open! Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

No boat? No problem. Rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and more at many Three Rivers parks. 

From archery ranges to horseback riding trails and more, see what's open, what's closed and what requires a pass in Three Rivers.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 57–59: Farming

Learn about agriculture in Minnesota from the past to the future. Hear from a Seneca Elder, learn about the origins of the dairy industry in the Midwest, and listen as Gale Woods Farm staff discuss the future of farming.

The Three Rivers Blog

July 27, 2020

Cottonwood trees may be best known for making it look like it's snowing in June, but there's more to these giants than their annual seed dispersal. Read on to learn all about these native trees and how they fit into Minnesota's environment.

July 20, 2020

Trumpeter swans once nested throughout Minnesota, but were eliminated by early settlers who hunted them for feathers and food. Learn what it took to restore their populations and explore current efforts in managing trumpeters today.

July 13, 2020

Native woodland plants are disappearing from our forests. Learn what's causing this and how we're working to protect our forest understories.