What better way to explore art and performance than in a natural setting? Silverwood Park offers nature-inspired art programs for children and adults. This unique park is set against picture-perfect views of Silver Lake and a tranquil oak forest. You’ll also enjoy the nature-based artwork featured at the gallery or shows at the multi-use amphitheater.
Where To Find It
Programs & Events
Take a walk in the woods with a photographer, try your hand at pottery or chat with an artist at a gallery opening. See all upcoming art programs and events.
The Three Rivers Blog
6 Ways to Spend an Evening in the Parks
By: Mary Christine Kane
When the sun is starting to fade over the horizon, it could be the beginning of a great, new adventure. Skip the sunburn, beat the crowds and enjoy a magical part of the day by visiting the parks in the evening or at night.
Discover Poetry in Nature at Silverwood Park
By: Eileen Cohen
Did you know that you can find poetry along the trails of Silverwood Park? In honor of National Poetry Month, learn about this art, the voices you can hear on the trail, and why you might want to give it a try yourself.
Photography Tip: Light
By: Linda Dobosenski
Light can make or break your photography, especially when you're outdoors. Read on to learn five tips for getting the right light in your photos, then show us what you've got!
Other Things To Do
Have you ever wondered what life was like for the people who lived here before us? Step back in time and discover their stories through the historic sites of the Grimm Farm, Noerenberg Gardens, the Historic Pierre Bottineau House, and The Landing. Evidence within the parks tells how people have lived, worked and played here for over 12,000 years.
At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where their food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life at Gale Woods.
Take in the beauty of the colorful blooms. Smell the sweet, fragrant flowers. Breathe in the fresh air. Relax to the sound of chirping birds and rustling leaves. Our formal gardens at Noerenberg are meticulously maintained to offer visitors a spot of breathtaking beauty and serenity.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, visit Mississippi Gateway Regional Park and Eastman, Lowry or Richardson nature centers. You can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe the unique characteristics of different wildlife species up close, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.