Remember the fun of playing on a playground? Climbing, sliding, swinging higher and higher. Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple play areas in the Twin Cities metro designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun. The structures are inspected every year prior to opening and daily by Three Rivers Staff to ensure safety.
Play areas open / closed
Please note that beyond a good rain, our play areas are not cleaned or sanitized. Visitor centers will be open at Hyland and French to provide additional restrooms. Concessions will not be available. We will not be limiting use at the play areas; don't forget to practice social distancing.
Carver (Lake Auburn Campground)
Cedar Lake Farm
Baker - A new play area is coming soon!
Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve)
Group reservations for play areas will not be available in 2020.
For group reservations, call 763.559.6700.
French Play Area Virtual Tour
Climb the ropes, take in the view from the towers and see all the features that French Play Area has to offer!
Other things to do
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.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, visit Mississippi Gateway Regional Park and Eastman, Lowry, or Richardson nature centers. You can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe the unique characteristics of different wildlife species up close, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.
Off-leash areas are designated sites where dogs are given the freedom to run and interact with other dogs. Parks at Three Rivers have both fenced and unfenced off-leash areas where you can let your dog run while you enjoy the scenic surroundings and meet other owners.