Remember packing a picnic and heading outside as a kid? 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. Come find your favorite spot.
Where to find picnic areas
- Baker Park Reserve
- Bryant Lake Regional Park
- Carver Park Reserve
- Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park
- Cleary Lake Regional Park
- Eagle Lake Regional Park
- Elm Creek Park Reserve
- Fish Lake Regional Park
- French Regional Park
- Gale Woods Farm
- Hyland Lake Park Reserve
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
- Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
- North Mississippi Regional Park
- Silverwood Park
- Sochacki Park
- The Landing
General Picnic Areas
General picnic areas are available for first-come, first-served use during regular park hours. Please note these picnic areas are not cleaned or sanitized between each use.
For June 2020, group picnic areas will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Group size is limited to 10 people or fewer. Please note that picnic areas will not be sanitized between groups.
Reservable picnic areas and small pavilions will be available for new reservations starting July 1. The maximum gathering sizes are 25 people for outdoor picnic areas and 10 people for small indoor pavilions.
Enhance your picnic experience. From bocce to volleyball to even a climbing wall, Three Rivers offers rental equipment for your event.
Dogs are welcome in picnic areas. Learn more about dogs in Three Rivers.
Other things to do
If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic horse trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for horseback riders.
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.