Art Education

What better way to explore art and performance than in a natural setting? Silverwood Park offers nature-inspired art programs for children and adults. This unique park is set against picture-perfect views of Silver Lake and a tranquil oak forest. You’ll also enjoy the nature-based artwork featured at the gallery or shows at the multi-use amphitheater.

Where to find it

upcoming events

Your Shot: Amateur Photography Show

Nov. 24-Dec. 17 | Eastman
Stop in and vote for your favorite photo in the Your Shot: Amateur Photo Contest! 

Programs and Events

Take a walk in the woods with a photographer, try your hand at pottery, or chat with an artist at a gallery opening. See all upcoming art programs and events.

The Three Rivers Blog

6 Ways to Spend an Evening in the Parks

By: Mary Christine Kane

July 22, 2019

When the sun is starting to fade over the horizon, it could be the beginning of a great, new adventure. Skip the sunburn, beat the crowds and enjoy a magical part of the day by visiting the parks in the evening or at night.

April 15, 2019

Did you know that you can find poetry along the trails of Silverwood Park? In honor of National Poetry Month, learn about this art, the voices you can hear on the trail, and why you might want to give it a try yourself.

Photography Tip: Light

By: Linda Dobosenski

October 29, 2018

Light can make or break your photography, especially when you're outdoors. Read on to learn five tips for getting the right light in your photos, then show us what you've got!

Other things to do

History Education

History Exploration

a yellow brick farmhouse with a memorial boulder in front of it.

Have you ever wondered what life was like for the people who lived here before us? Step back in time and discover their stories through the historic sites of the Grimm Farm, Noerenberg Gardens, the Historic Pierre Bottineau House, and The Landing. Evidence within the parks tells how people have lived, worked and played here for over 12,000 years.

Educational Farming

Educational Farming

A white sheep covered in snow looks at the camera.

At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where their food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life at Gale Woods.

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

View of garden columns

Take in the beauty of the colorful blooms. Smell the sweet, fragrant flowers. Breathe in the fresh air. Relax to the sound of chirping birds and rustling leaves. Our formal gardens at Noerenberg are meticulously maintained to offer visitors a spot of breathtaking beauty and serenity.

Nature Education

Nature Education

Two boys build a fire in the winter.

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.