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Upcoming Events

Aug. 14 & 15 | Elm Creek
Go on an 8-mile, self-guided nature ride on paved trails with the whole family! Stop at special sites along the way to complete your challenge. After your ride, compete in running and swimming events.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Go for a guided morning canoe on a serene lake, learn the essentials of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, and more!

Ongoing | Gale Woods
Meet farm animals, tour the garden and explore what Gale Woods has to offer!

See all Three Rivers COVID-19 updates.

Parkers Lake Golf Center in Plymouth is now open! See hours and rates and practice your swings at the full-length outdoor driving range.

Registration for programs in August and early September is now open! Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

No boat? No problem. Rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and more at many Three Rivers parks. 

From archery ranges to horseback riding trails and more, see what's open, what's closed and what requires a pass in Three Rivers.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 60–62: Mexico to Minnesota

Learn all about the great monarch butterfly migration, how to make your yard more pollinator-friendly, and the significance of the monarch in Chicanx culture.

The Three Rivers Blog

August 10, 2020

Canada geese are in no short supply today, but it wasn't always this way. Read on to learn how they came to be so plentiful after once being rare to see in the metro area.

July 27, 2020

Cottonwood trees may be best known for making it look like it's snowing in June, but there's more to these giants than their annual seed dispersal. Read on to learn all about these native trees and how they fit into Minnesota's environment.

July 20, 2020

Trumpeter swans once nested throughout Minnesota, but were eliminated by early settlers who hunted them for feathers and food. Learn what it took to restore their populations and explore current efforts in managing trumpeters today.