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Gale Woods Farm is a unique part of Three Rivers Park District. Learn how the farm came to be and how farming and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand.

How Bats Survive Minnesota Winters

By: Katie Frias

November 04, 2019

Minnesota is home to seven species of bats, but they don't all approach winter the same way. Read on to learn how bats survive our coldest months of the year.

People of the Parks: Wandering Pine

By: Alyssa Schauer

October 28, 2019

Meet Jen Theisen, also known as Wandering Pine. She's a hiker, a Boy Scout leader, a cleaner of the earth, an ambassador for Women Who Hike, a blogger and a loyal Three Rivers guest. Learn how she found her place in the outdoors and her favorite parks in Three Rivers.

What Does it Take to Build a Mountain Bike Trail?

By: Jason McGrew-King

October 21, 2019

A new singletrack trail in Three Rivers is currently under construction at Carver Park Reserve. Learn more about the history of mountain bike trails in the parks and what it takes to develop and build them.

Best Hikes for Fall Colors

By: Three Rivers Staff

October 14, 2019

Fall is the perfect time for hiking, and Three Rivers has endless options. From half-mile walks with lake views to more challenging hikes through maple forests, read on to see our staff picks for best fall hikes.

The Myths and Facts of Spiders

By: Monica Rauchwarter

October 07, 2019

Spiders are one of the most feared animals around, but they are important parts of their ecosystems. Learn all about these special creatures and find out the facts behind some of those myths that make them so scary.

Why and How Three Rivers Manages Deer

By: John Moriarty

September 30, 2019

Deer can be fun to see in the parks, but too many of them can be detrimental to the environment and dangerous to drivers.

Top 5 Places for Wedding Photos in the Parks

By: Alyssa Schauer

September 27, 2019

One of the incredible things about getting married in the parks is the wide variety of lovely spaces and natural settings for photo ops. See our top 5 places to take wedding photos and learn more about professional photography in Three Rivers.

Species Spotlight: American Hazelnut

By: Paul Kortebein

September 16, 2019

American hazelnuts are easy to grow, cold-hardy, and offer many benefits to both humans and wildlife. Read on to learn all about this plant that grows throughout Minnesota. 

Crow-Hassan Prairie: 50 Years in the Making

By: John Moriarty

September 09, 2019

This year, Three Rivers is celebrating 50 years of prairie restoration at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how it all began and how managing and restoring prairies has evolved since 1969.

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