Remember the fun of playing on a playground? Climbing, sliding, swinging higher and higher. Create new memories at our Play Areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun. The structures are inspected every year prior to opening and daily by Three Rivers Staff to ensure safety.
Play areas open / closed
Carver (Lake Auburn Campground): Open
Cedar Lake Farm: Open
Elm Creek: Open
Lake Minnetonka: Open
Lowry Nature Center: Open
Lake Rebecca: Open
French: Closed for construction
Parking and Drop-off
Daily drop-off permits apply to commercial vehicles, buses or vans. Reservations for commercial vehicles, buses, or vans must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 763.559.6700.
For group reservations, call 763.559.6700.
Other things to do
Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, try visiting one of our nature centers. At Eastman, Lowry, or Richardson Nature Centers, you can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe up close the unique characteristics of different wildlife species, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.
Off-leash areas are designated sites where dogs are given the freedom to run and interact with other dogs. The exercise and socialization a dog gets during this off-leash play time helps maintain its mental and physical health. Parks at Three Rivers have both fenced and unfenced off-leash areas where you can let your dog run while you enjoy the scenic surroundings and meet other owners.