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Upcoming Events

Dec. 10 | 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. 15 | Online
Looking for more ways to enjoy the outdoors when the temperatures drop? Join us as we explore ways to enjoy winter outside, with tips for dressing appropriately, activities to try and parks to visit.

Dec. 17 | Lowry Nature Center
Join this nation-wide bird census! Sign up for a section of the park and bird on your own schedule.

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

Help us celebrate birds throughout 2022 during our Big Year of Birds! Find out activities you can join — from a bird speaker series to monthly birding hikes to bird count events — and learn more about these amazing creatures.

The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Episodes 149–151: Wood Ducks

This month, we're talking about wood ducks. Learn more about these fascinating creatures, the history of wood duck conservation and where you can find wood ducks in Three Rivers Park District.

The Three Rivers Blog

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.

Returning to Downhill Skiing

By: Roger Wangen

November 01, 2022

Winter is right around the corner! Interested in returning to downhill skiing after decades away or a few seasons off? Learn how to get ready, both mentally and physically, before getting back to the hill.

October 01, 2018

From pumpkin pie to pumpkin carving to giant pumpkin contests to the (infamous?) pumpkin spice latte and even pumpkin-flavored wheat ale, pumpkins are a favorite fall crop with a rich history. Learn more about them in this previously published post.

News

  • December 05, 2022

    Aerations systems are operating in several lakes in and near Three Rivers parks to help fish receive sufficient oxygen during the winter. Operation of the aeration systems may result in unsafe ice conditions on portions of the lakes for the duration of the winter.

  • November 18, 2022

    A Three Rivers interpretive naturalist stopped by Twin Cities Live with a broad-winged hawk and a bullsnake to talk about the wildlife and outdoor opportunities at Richardson Nature Center in Hyland Park Reserve.

  • November 07, 2022

    Learn about a program from Innovative SOULutions and Three Rivers Park District that helps people affected by gun violence heal through nature.

  • November 02, 2022

    Deer hunts will take place in the parks this fall. See the full schedule and learn more about safety practices during hunts.

  • November 01, 2022

    The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing about the 2023 general fund budget and operating levy. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth. The public is invited to attend the hearing and provide comments about the property tax levy and budget.