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Upcoming Events

Feb. 11–13 | Multiple Locations
Celebrate Valentine's Day outdoors! Go for a candlelit snowshoe, try kicksledding, cozy up around a campfire and more.

Feb. 17 & 18 | Fish Lake
This kids' race combines hiking, pulling, climbing and sliding around obstacles into a 2-mile winter adventure! Open to kids ages 5+ and their adult family members.

February 7 & 25 | Online
Nature School is an outdoor preschool program that provides freedom to play in nature while fostering a lifelong connection to the natural world. Learn more about the program and ask questions at this virtual open house.

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

Experience wonder outside this summer at Three Rivers! Registration opens 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.

New this year: a virtual waiting room will be part of the registration process.

The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Episodes 155–157: Black Bears

This month, we explore the world of black bears. Join us as we learn about black bear research in Minnesota and in Mexico; the cultural significance to the Ojibwe culture and how that influences wildlife management of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; and how we can be good neighbors to the bears near us (including those living at Elm Creek Park Reserve).

The Three Rivers Blog

January 24, 2023

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.

January 18, 2023

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

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.


  • 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.