Passes and Permits

There is no fee for the general use of Three Rivers parks and trails. Certain activities in the park require either a pass, permit or parking fee. Take a moment to learn about them and be aware. Passes can even be purchased online, so that you can enjoy every minute of your time in the parks.

passes

Archery

Archery

Two men arch from a tower

A pass is required for archers. Youth age 15 and younger are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Get your annual pass or day pass.

Boat Launch

Boating

A pontoon boat on a lake

A pass is required to park boat trailers at the boat launches from April 1 through November 30.

Get your annual pass.

Photography

Portrait & Professional Photography

picture of a camera

Photography Passes

Commercial and professional photography is welcomed at Three Rivers' Parks. Annual photography passes can be purchased online, and hourly passes can be purchased at on-site locations.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Skier on trail

A pass is required for all skiers age 12 and older during the winter season.

Get your day pass or annual pass.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Groups of children around basket with discs

A pass is required for all disc golfers at the main courses. Passes are not required for the Lake Minnetonka practice area or the Hyland Lake Park Practice Area.

Get your annual pass or day pass.

Dog Trails - Off Leash

Dog Off-Leash

a husky moving toward the camera in a grassy area.

A pass is required to use any of the dog off-leash areas. 

Get your annual pass or day pass.

Downhill Ski Area

Downhill and Telemark Skiing

Skier mule kicking in the air

There are several passes and pass packages available for Hyland Hills Ski Area and Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.

Get your season pass or punch pass. Buy a day pass to Hyland Hills.

Golfing

Golfing

Golfer taking a swing

Get your season pass

Horse Trails

Horseback Riding

a person on a horse

A pass is required for all riders age 12 and older. Three Rivers Park District does not rent horses.

Get your annual pass or day pass.

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

a snowboarder in the air after a jump

There are several passes and pass packages available for Hyland Hills Ski Area and Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.

Get your season pass or punch pass. Buy a day pass to Hyland Hills.

Snowmobile Trail

Snowmobiling

Snowmobilers on wooded trail

A pass is required to park snowmobile trailers at designated parking areas.

Get your annual pass.

Swimming

Swimming

two girls swimming

A pass is required for age 1 and older at the swim ponds in Elm Creek Park Reserve and Lake Minnetonka Regional Park.

Purchase a season pass.

Special Use Permits

A Special Use Permit is required for all groups conducting organized events when using a park or trail facility. Use, facility and extraordinary service fees may apply. Call 763.559.6700 to arrange for a Special Use Permit.

Recreation Pass Plus

Three Rivers believes everyone belongs in the parks. The Recreation Pass Plus is a one-year pass that includes free equipment rentals and recreation passes, and discounts on programs and events. It is available for families and individuals who live in Hennepin County and are experiencing financial difficulty. 

Bus and Commercial Vehicle Parking Fees

Coming by bus or passenger van? Reservations are required, parking and drop-off fees may be required. Check with your site or call Reservations at 763.559.6700 for more information.