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Upcoming Events

Feb. 7-16 | Multiple Locations
Celebrate Valentine's day outdoors! Go for a candlelit snowshoe, try kicksledding, cozy up around a campfire and more.

Tuesdays | Online
Stay grounded and connect breath to movement from the comfort of your home. 

Ongoing | Online
Explore nature from the comfort of your home! Learn about turtles, trumpeter swans and more in an online class.

Need some gear? No problem! Rent snowshoes, skis and more at several locations in Three Rivers.

Take your sledding adventure up a notch with snow tubing at Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area. Advance online reservations are required for tubing. Tubes can be reserved in two-hour timeframes up to 14 days in advance.

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

The SnowSports Academy offers private, semi-private or public skiing, snowboarding and Telemarking lessons for all ages and abilities. Registration is for public and private lessons is now open.

See all Three Rivers COVID-19 updates.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 75 & 76: Landing into History

Learn all about The Landing on this month's episodes. Learn what archaeology has revealed about the history of human use of the land, how we manage nature and education at a historic village and more.

The Three Rivers Blog

January 19, 2021

Did you know American plum trees are common in Minnesota — and you can eat the fruit? Learn all about how to identify American plums, how to grow them, how we expect climate change to impact them and more.

January 13, 2021

With over 100 miles of winter hiking trails, we've got you covered for your next outdoor adventure! Read on to see some of our favorite short, mid-length and long hikes in Three Rivers.

January 04, 2021

In the winter, our skilled Forestry staff is hard at work pruning trees in picnic areas, campgrounds and other public areas in the parks. Learn all about the art of pruning and why we do it at Three Rivers.


  • December 08, 2020

    Aerations systems will be installed in several lakes in and near Three Rivers parks. Operation of the aeration systems may result in unsafe ice conditions on portions of the lakes for the duration of the winter.

  • November 30, 2020

    The Wandering Naturalist podcast, produced by Three Rivers Park District, has been honored with a Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation.