You’ve seen cows out in a field, but have you ever been close enough to pet one? You see produce stacked up at the grocery store, but have you ever plucked it fresh from the garden? As the world becomes more focused on the environment, local, sustainable agricultural practices are gaining in importance. 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 our food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life.
Where to find it
April–Sept. | Gale Woods
Explore the barn, meet the baby animals, play in the garden and participate in seasonal farm activities. Wear farm clothes and get ready to dig in and be active!
The Three Rivers Blog
By: Jane Carlson
Winter is here, and while most of the critters are well-suited for the cold, some didn’t make it past Thanksgiving. Learn how the farm animals fare in colder months.
By: Tim Reese
From pumpkin pie to pumpkin carving to giant pumpkin contests to the (infamous?) pumpkin spice latte and even pumpkin-flavored wheat ale, pumpkins are a favorite fall crop with a rich history.
Other things to do
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.
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.
Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.
Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.