Get one more day of cross-country skiing in before it’s time to say snow-long to winter!
We’re offering free cross-country-ski day passes and rentals on Saturday, April 1, from 9 AM–2 PM at Elm Creek Park Reserve and Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Rental reservations available day-of and in-person only. Day passes are available online and in-person day-of.
April 22 | Lake Rebecca
Choose from four race distances that take you over rolling hills, past scenic wetlands and through big woods. Online registration is open through April 17.
Multiple Dates | Eastman
Join a naturalist for a hike to seek out birds. Binoculars provided for select programs.
Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Search for signs of spring with us!
Golf Academy registration opened on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 AM! Choose from public and private lessons, clinics and camps, and more. Offerings are available for youth and adults of all skill levels.
Experience wonder outside this summer at Three Rivers! Registration opened at 7 AM on Tuesday, February 28. Camp topics include nature exploration, outdoor recreation, golf, fishing, farming, art, wilderness survival skills, Minnesota history and more.
Upcoming Board Meeting
See the agenda for the upcoming Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting and share your feedback online or attend in person.
The Wandering Naturalist Podcast
Episodes 161: Breaking Trail
In this bonus episode, aspiring winter backpacker and thru-hiker, Emily Ford, shares the remarkable journey of being the first woman to thru-hike Wisconsin's 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Hiking Trail in winter.
The Three Rivers Blog
Three Rivers Parks guest Bev Moe shares the story of a hiking community built in the early days of the pandemic at her favorite hiking spot: Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Learn about the 25-year history of Three Rivers’ ice harvest celebration and what this event can tell us about the climate.
Returning to Downhill Skiing
By: Roger Wangen
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.
Three Rivers Park District is partnering with the University of Minnesota on a research project to monitor white-tailed deer for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, their habitat use, and movement in and around Elm Creek Park Reserve.
The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner John Gibbs as Board Chair and Commissioner Jennifer DeJournett as Vice Chair at the Board’s first meeting of the year on January 5.
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.
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.
Learn about a program from Innovative SOULutions and Three Rivers Park District that helps people affected by gun violence heal through nature.