COVID-19: Three Rivers Updates and FAQs

At Three Rivers Park District, the health of our park guests and employees is our top priority. We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are prepared to make adjustments as needed to ensure we are providing the best possible service to our community. We have policies in place to support our employees and are committed to providing a safe environment for our park guests. 

Below is important information about our operations and offerings. We will update this information as it changes. 

What is open?

For information on all Three Rivers recreational activities, check our status page to see what's open and closed. 

Are Face Coverings Required?

On July 22, Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. In compliance with the Governor’s mandate, visitors are required to wear face coverings inside Three Rivers buildings.

Face coverings are highly recommended when outside, especially when around people from other households. 

What is closed?

Some areas – including singletrack trails and horse trails – may be closed due to weather or water conditions. Check the status of your activity before you head out.  

Will there be changes to golf operations?

We have adjusted some of our usual golf operations this year. See what changes will be in place before you visit. 

Are You Offering Summer Camps?

Are you offering public programs?

Yes! See all current program offerings.

Are Campgrounds Open?

Campgrounds are open for the 2021 season. Please review our updated operations before reserving a site.

If you would like to cancel a reservation, contact guest services at or 763.559.6700.

Can I reserve a facility for my upcoming event?

Reservations for social events and gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people. See current guidelines for our Featured Venues.

Cancelations and Refunds

Full refunds are available for anyone wishing to cancel an existing reservation. To request a refund, contact us at or 763.559.6700.

Are recreation passes still required for certain activities?

Yes, while access to our parks’ general recreation areas is free, there are some activities that require a recreation pass. These activities include cross-country skiing, archery, dog off-leash areas, horse trails and snowmobile trailer parking lots. Purchasing day passes and annual passes is available only online at this time.

What activities are available this time of year?

There are numerous ways to enjoy the outdoors right now. 

Are there ways students can learn from Three Rivers?

Yes! The Three Rivers blogThe Wandering Naturalist podcast and our Digital Learning page cover numerous nature, history, recreation and resource management topics. We also offer in-depth information on the following topics:

How can I practice social distancing in the parks?

  • Spread out – keep distance from other park guests while on trails or in open areas.
  • Consider visiting earlier in the morning when usage tends to be lower.
  • Avoid visiting the parks if you are not feeling well or are displaying symptoms consistent with a respiratory disease.
  • Wear a face covering when visiting the parks and trails.

Learn more about how to enjoy the outdoors during COVID-19.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are great resources for learning more about COVID-19.