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Happy Trails and Tails: Bringing Your Dog to the Parks

By: Mary Christine Kane

March 11, 2019

Three Rivers Park District offers ample opportunities for your dog to explore the parks. Learn some etiquette and safety tips to help ensure your visit is safe and full of tongue-hanging fun.

Species Spotlight: Sugar Maples

By: Paul Kortebein

March 06, 2019

Sugar maples are one of the most well-known native trees around the Twin Cities, but how much do you really know about them?

Top 10 Parks for Snowshoeing

By: Andrea Breitung

March 04, 2019

Snow conditions right now are the best we've seen in years. Learn more about the top 10 places to snowshoe in Three Rivers and explore some trails near you before the snow melts.

Sheep and Fiber at Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

February 25, 2019

Wool is a versatile fiber that has been woven into human history for thousands of years. Learn more about the breed of sheep at Gale Woods Farm and dive into the process of making fleece into yarn.

5 Tips for Planning a Sustainable Wedding or Event

By: Rachel Van Vlaenderen

February 18, 2019

Weddings and other large events don't have to be wasteful. Making the right choices when it comes to the venue, food, decorations and more can ensure your party is memorable for your guests and easy on the environment.

5 Outdoor Date Ideas

By: Alyssa Schauer

February 11, 2019

Being outdoors with your special someone or best friend is a great way to spend time together — and it's usually free. Read on to get some outdoor date ideas.

Owls of Three Rivers

By: John Moriarty

February 04, 2019

There are 10 species of owls that have been found in Three Rivers Park District. Discover which owl is most commonly seen or heard in the parks and learn more about its habits and lifestyle.

Where do spiny softshell turtles go after nesting on the beach at French Regional Park? How far do softshell, painted and snapping turtles travel in the water? Are they active in winter or affected by water quality? Find out what we learned during the Medicine Lake urban turtle project.

Ice Harvesting

By: Tim Graf

January 21, 2019

Have you ever wondered how food and drinks were kept cold in the years before electric refrigeration? Learn more about the history of the ice harvesting industry and try it out for yourself at Ice Harvesting Day on January 26.

Why We Love Grandparent Camp

By: Anne Jaeger

January 14, 2019

Why do grandparents Zona and Gregg love Grandparent Camp at Baker Outdoor Learning Center? Read on to find out. 

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