Outdoor Recreation School

The Outdoor Recreation School offers outdoor adventure recreation throughout Three Rivers Park District and in local communities. The school offers a wide variety of outdoor lessons for youth and adults.

Adventure-based Activities

The Outdoor Recreation School exists to create outdoor recreation experiences that connect, inspire and educate for a lifetime of play in the natural world. Instructors travel throughout Three Rivers to deliver hands-on outdoor adventure programming. We work with a diverse range of groups including schools, youth agencies, clubs, businesses, adults and families. Our programs are customized for each group, can include multiple activities, and can be adapted to meet the needs of each individual. A sample of activities include:

  • Trails: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, geocaching, Nordic walking
  • Water: paddling, fishing, log rolling
  • Other: archery, survival skills, disc golf, slacklining, teambuilding

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Programs & Events

Upcoming programs and events at the Outdoor Recreation School.


Three Rivers Park District is committed to making our programs accessible. With advance notice, sign language interpreters and a wide variety of assisted technology (all-terrain wheel chairs, sound amplifiers, etc.) can be arranged. Please call 763-559-9000 (for relay services dial 711) or email Access@ThreeRiversParks.org to request specific services or to discuss options. Financial assistance is available for qualifying groups.


Three Rivers relies on the support of volunteers to maintain the high quality of our programs. No experience is necessary, and training is available. If you are interested in joining the Outdoor Recreation School team, email or call 763-694-2052.

Academic Standards

The Outdoor Recreation School curriculum supports certain MN K-12 Academic Standards. Review the Standards Matrix and School Programs Overview.

Contact Us

Questions? Call 763-694-7717 or email recreation@ThreeRiversParks.org.

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