Programs & Events

Discover the outdoors, explore history, learn about nature and more. See what's happening at your favorite park or browse programs across all parks below. 

Registration opens the third Wednesday of each month at 8 AM for programs that take place two months later. Register online below or by calling 763-559-6700.

Online Programs | Baker Park ReserveBaker Outdoor Learning Center | BryantCarver | Cedar Lake FarmCleary Lake | Crow-HassanEastman Nature Center | Elm Creek | Fish LakeFrench | Gale Woods FarmHyland Lake | Lake MinnetonkaLake RebeccaLowry Nature Center | Mississippi Gateway | Murphy-Hanrehan | Noerenberg GardensRichardson Nature Center | Silverwood | Sochacki | Spring LakeThe Landing

Accessibility

Nearly all of our program offerings can be adapted or modified. Please call 763-559-9000 (for relay services dial 711) or email access@ThreeRiversParks.org to request free modifications and learn about available options.

Signature Events

Find out more about our Signature Events, which celebrate the changing seasons in Minnesota by welcoming everyone to experience our stunning parks, trails, facilities and offerings.

All Upcoming Programs

Off-site Public Programming

Tuesday, April 2: Share Your Story: Historical Societies are Your Friend

Online Programs

There are no programs at this time.

Baker Park Reserve

Friday, April 26: Geocaching for S'mores

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Sunday, March 3: Maple Syruping 
Sunday, March 10: Maple Syruping
Sunday, March 10: Scouts: Maple Syruping
Tuesday, March 12: Scouts: Maple Syruping
Friday–Sunday, March 15–17: Spring Cabins
Sunday, March 17: Maple Syruping
Sunday, March 24: Maple Syruping

Sunday, April 7: Campfire Cooking: Camp Stove Edition
Friday–Sunday, April 12–14: Spring Cabins
Sunday, April 21: Girl Scouts: Juniors Geocacher Badge
Tuesday, April 23: Girl Scouts: Juniors—Outdoor Art Explorer Badge
Wednesday, April 24: Nature Journaling

Bryant Lake Regional Park

Thursdays, April 4–June 6: Homeschool Family Series: Spring Recreation Adventure

A chickadee perches on a metal bar.

Carver Park Reserve

Sunday, April 14: Family Archery
Sunday, April 14: Archery for Women
Sunday, April 21: History and Recreation Adventures: Archery
Friday, April 26: OUT on the Archery Range

Lowry Nature Center

Mondays, March 4–25: Homeschool Family Series: Astronomy 
Tuesday, March 5: Lowry at Night: Lamplight Maple Syruping 
Saturday, March 9: Sugar Bush Photo Hike 
Sunday, March 10: Autism Outdoors for Teens and Adults: Maple Syrup 
Saturday, March 16: Bird Banding 
Sunday, March 17: Raptors Up Close 
Sunday, March 17: Lowry's Leprechaun's Pot of Gold Geochaching 
Saturday, March 23: Maple Syrup Fest 
Sunday, March 24: Planting for Pollinators 
Saturday, March 30: Laura Ingalls Maple Syruping 

Mondays, April 1–22: Homeschool Family Series: Nature Art
Tuesday, April 2: Lowry at Night: Canines of Carver Park
Saturday, April 6: Intro to Bird Photography
Sunday, April 7: Walking with Spring
Saturday, April 13: Decorate a Native Bee House
Sunday, April 14: Younger Autism Outdoors Club: All About Birds
Monday, April 15: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Saturday, April 20: Lowry's Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 21: Raptors Up Close
Mondays, April 22–May 13: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Sunday, April 28: Make a Turtle Alfalfa Pet

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

Monday, March 11: Stories that Spark Creativity: Snowy Sounds Walk — Cedar Lake

Saturday, April 27: Geocaching for S'mores
Sunday, April 28: Hidden History Hike: Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Saturday, March 2: Kicksledding Adventure 
Tuesday, March 5: Share Your Story: Working for a Living 
Wednesday, March 6: Stories that Spark Creativity: Snowy Sounds Walk — Cleary Lake 
Saturday, March 16: Hands-on History: Maple Sugaring 
Saturday, March 16: Geocaching for Leprechaun Surprises 
Sunday, March 17: Hands-on History: Maple Sugaring 
Tuesday, March 19: Share Your Story: What's in the News? 
Saturday, March 23: Signs of Spring Qigong Walk 

Saturday, April 6: Family Archery
Saturdays, April 6–27: Hiking Club
Sunday, April 7: Spring Qigong Walk
Tuesday, April 16: Share Your Story: Then and Now
Saturday, April 20: Guided Forest Bathing for Adults
Saturday, April 27: Spring Women's Wellness Day
Mondays, April 29–May 20: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Homeschool Archery Club
Tuesday, April 30: Walk the Mindfulness Trail

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Sunday, April 21: Beginner Archery
Sundays, April 21–28: 50+ Adventures: Archery Series

A photo of people learning to cross-country ski.

Eastman Nature Center

Friday, March 1: Owl Birthday for Adults 
Sunday, March 3: Awe in Auroras 
Tuesday, March 5: Outdoor Nature Play 
Wednesday, March 6: Scouts: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Thursdays, March 7–May 16: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs 
Saturday, March 9: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Saturday, March 9: Scouts: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Sunday, March 10: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Monday, March 11: Homeschool Family: Maple Syrup 
Tuesday, March 12: My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades — Maple Syrup 
Tuesday, March 12: Outdoor Nature Play 
Tuesdays, March 12–May 21: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Expressions in Nature 
Wednesday, March 13: Women, Woods and Wine Hike 
Wednesday, March 13: Wellness Wednesday 
Friday, March 15: Nature Photographers 
Saturday, March 16: My Preschooler & Me: Nature Discoveries — Maple Syruping 
Saturday, March 16: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Sunday, March 17: Journey into the Sugarbush 
Tuesday, March 19: Outdoor Nature Play 
Thursday, March 21: OUTside with Pride Adults: Maple Syrup Making 
Thursday, March 21: OUTside with Pride Youth — Maple Syrup Making 
Saturday, March 23: Maple Syrup Festival 
Sunday, March 24: Sap Collecting 
Monday, March 25: Full Moon with the Woodcocks: Stalk the Dusk Sky Dancers 
Monday, March 25: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms Story Hour 
Wednesday, March 27: Wellness Wednesday 
Friday, March 29: Nature in the Classroom 
Friday, March 29: My Child & Me: Owl Birthday Party 
Saturday, March 30: Sap Collecting 
Sunday, March 31: Sap Collecting 

Saturday, April 6: My Preschooler & Me: Nature Discoveries—Wake Up Bears
Sunday, April 7: Free Funday Sunday: Things that Grow on Trees
Monday, April 8: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades: Frogs
Monday, April 8: Homeschool Family: Compass Navigation
Wednesday, April 10: Wellness Wednesday
Friday, April 12: Nature Photographers
Friday, April 12: Youth Drop-off: Young Birders Club - Woodcock Stalk
Saturday, April 13: Nature in the Classroom
Saturday, April 13: Insects on Mars
Sunday, April 14: Free Funday Sunday: Journal to Wellness
Wednesday, April 17: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Thursday, April 18: Youth Drop-off: OUTside with Pride—Forest Forts
Thursday, April 18: OUTside with Pride Adults: Early Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 20: Wandering Naturalist: Bugs and Wildflowers
Sunday, April 21: Celebrate Earth Day
Monday, April 22: Full Moon with the Woodcocks: Stalk the Dusk Sky Dancers
Tuesday, April 23: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms Story Hour—Quack, Honk, Splash! Waterfowl
Wednesday, April 24: Wellness Wednesday
Saturday, April 27: Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, April 28: Free Funday Sunday: Fabulous Frogs

Fish Lake Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

French Regional Park

Sunday, March 3: Adapted Mountain Biking 
Sunday, March 3: Kicksledding Adventure 
Saturday, March 9: Snowshoe Under the New Moon for Women 
Sunday, March 10: Minimalist Ice Fishing 
Sunday, March 17: Geocaching for Leprechaun Surprises 

Saturday, April 13: Orienteering Skills Clinic - Beginner
Saturday, April 13: Orienteering Skills Clinic - Course Only
Sunday, April 14: Outdoor Skills Workshops for Women: Map and Compass Navigation
Sunday, April 28: Outdoor Skills Workshops for Women: Tarps & Knots

Gale Woods Farm

Friday–Monday, March 1–4 : Weekend Wool Workshop 
Saturday, March 2: Sheep Shearing 
Tuesdays, March 5–May 21: Trails Club for Women 
Saturday, March 9: Chickens in Your Backyard 
Mondays, March 11–25: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Growing Roots 
Mondays, March 11–25: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Exploring Livestock 
Tuesdays, March 12–26: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Growing Roots 
Tuesdays, March 12–26: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Exploring Livestock 
Tuesdays, March 12–26: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Farm Investigations 
Thursday, March 14: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades 
Saturday, March 16: Needle Felted Farm Animals 
Saturday, March 16: Maple Syrup Festival 
Saturday, March 23: Introduction to Spinning 
Tuesday, March 26: My Preschooler & Me: Farm Beginnings 

Saturday, April 6: Backyard Gardening Workshop
Saturday, April 6: Saturday Morning on the Farm
Mondays, April 8–22: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Growing Roots
Mondays, April 8–22: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Exploring Livestock
Mondays, April 8–May 20: Preschool Drop-off Series: Little Farmhands
Tuesdays, April 9–23: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Growing Roots
Tuesdays, April 9–23: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Exploring Livestock
Tuesdays, April 9–23: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Farm Investigations
Wednesday, April 10: My Preschooler & Me: Farm Beginnings
Friday, April 12: Spirit of the Season: Maple Stout
Saturday, April 13: Saturday Morning on the Farm: Make-and-Take Saturday
Saturday, April 13: Needle Felted Pet Sculpture
Saturday, April 13: Planting History: Seed Saving and Heirloom Seeds
Saturday, April 20: Saturday Morning on the Farm
Saturday, April 20: Sheep to Felted Pillow
Saturday, April 20: Saori Weaving
Monday, April 22: My Preschooler & Me: Farm Beginnings
Saturday, April 27: Saturday Morning on the Farm

A close-up of a orange-and-white rooster with a red wattle and comb. Several chickens are out-of-focus behind it.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Mondays, April 22–June 3: GreenFit Club: Nordic Walking

Richardson Nature Center

Sunday, March 3: Free Family Fun Day: Maple Syruping 
Tuesdays, March 5–26: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs 
Friday, March 8: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades — Maple Sap 
Saturday, March 16: S'mores Scavenger Hunt 
Sunday, March 17: Free Family Fun Day: Storytime by the Fire 
Friday, March 22: My Preschooler & Me: Animal Babies 
Sunday, March 24: Free Family Fun Day: Insect Eaters 
Saturday, March 30: Animal Trail: Spring Scavenger Hunt 
Sunday, March 31: Free Family Fun Day: Nests and Eggs 

Tuesdays, April 2–30: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Friday, April 5: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades—Water or Land
Sunday, April 7: Free Family Fun Day: Big Year of Bugs—Forest Habitat
Saturday, April 13: Raptors of Minnesota
Sunday, April 14: Free Family Fun Day: Fort Building
Friday, April 19: My Preschooler & Me: April Showers
Sunday, April 21: Family Free Fun Day: Earth Day Seed Balls
Saturday, April 27: Big Year of Bugs: Bruce the Bug Guy—Interactive Live Insect Show
Sunday, April 28: Free Family Fun Day: May Day Baskets

Hyland Hills Ski Area

Monday, March 4: Homeschool Day
Saturday, March 9: Scouts: Ski or Snowboard Lesson 
Saturday, March 9: Scout: Ski or Snowboard Merit Badge 

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Saturday, April 20: Trail Mix

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Saturday, March 2: Winter Bug Hike 
Sunday, March 3: Free Family Fun Day: Owls 
Saturday, March 9: The Buzz on Bees 
Sunday, March 10: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Coloring 
Saturday, March 16: Youth Drop-off: Young Birders Club — Waterfowl 
Sunday, March 17: Free Family Fun Days: A Green Scavenger Hunt 
Saturday, March 23: Hike With A Naturalist 
Sunday, March 24: Free Family Fun Day: Signs of Spring 
Saturday, March 30: A Creative Connection to Nature 
Sunday, March 31: Free Family Fun Day: Rabbits and Hares 

Saturday, April 6: Phenology: Nature's Calendar
Sunday, April 7: Free Family Fun Day: Nature CSI
Saturday, April 13: Elf and Fairy Houses
Saturday, April 13: Youth Drop-off: Young Birders Club - Sounds of Spring
Sunday, April 14: Free Family Fun Day: Nature's Alphabet
Saturday, April 20: Engineer a Flying Bug!
Sunday, April 21: Free Family Fun Day: Bird Nests
Saturday, April 27: Arbor Day Celebration
Sunday, April 28: Free Family Fun Day: Spring Wildflowers

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Saturday, March 16: Snowshoe the Mindfulness Trail 
Monday, March 25: 50+ Adventures: Full Moon Hike 

Noerenberg Gardens

There are no programs at this time.

Turtles line a log in the water.

Silverwood Park

Saturday, March 2: Family Snowshoeing 
Sunday, March 3: Big Year of Bugs Speaker Series: Insect Diversity with Robin Thomson 
Monday, March 4: My Preschooler & Me: Family Clay — The World Beneath our Feet 
Tuesdays, March 5–April 9: Ceramic Handbuilding Series for Beginners 
Wednesday, March 6: My Preschooler & Me: Acorn Club 
Wednesday, March 6: Encaustic Shellac Burn for Adults 
Wednesday, March 6: Rooted in Art: Owls and Leather Tooling 
Thursday, March 7: Silverwood Teen Night 
Sunday, March 10: Walk with a Naturalist 
Sunday, March 10: Free Family Fun Day: Puppet Art Adventures 
Monday, March 11: Park Nouveau: Magnification and Light 
Tuesday, March 12: Sunset Yoga 
Wednesday, March 13: Mindful Creations 
Thursday, March 14: SPARK! Art and Nature for People with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners 
Thursday, March 14: Opening Reception: How Will You Know When You Belong by Nicole Sara Simpkins 
Thursday, March 14: Opening Reception: New Works by Mike Marks 
Thursdays, March 14–March 28: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Ceramic Handbuilding and Spring Senses 
Saturday, March 16: Youth Drop-off: Digging in Clay — Kids Behind the Wheel 
Sunday, March 17: Big Year of Bugs Speaker Series: Indigenous Relationships with Insects with Hope Flanagan 
Monday, March 18: My Child & Me: Eco Art — Microscopes and Micro Art 
Monday, March 18: Gentle Yoga Flow 
Tuesday, March 19: Sunset Yoga 
Tuesdays, March 19–May 21: Preschool Drop-off Series: Doodlebugs 
Friday, March 22: My Child & Me: Eco Art — Microscopes and Micro Art 
Tuesday, March 26: Sunset Yoga 
Wednesdays, March 27–May 1: Open Studio: Clay Exploration Series 
Thursday, March 28: Make & Mingle 

Tuesday, April 2: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, April 3: My Preschooler & Me: Acorn Club
Thursday, April 4: Park Nouveau: Birds and Migration
Monday, April 8: My Preschooler & Me: Family Clay—Solar Eclipse
Tuesday, April 9: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, April 10: Mindful Creations
Thursday, April 11: SPARK! Art and Nature for People with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Thursdays, April 11–25: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Cut, Crease, Collage and Create
Sunday, April 14: Walk with a Naturalist
Sunday, April 14: Free Family Fun Day: Art and Nature Exploration
Monday, April 15: Gentle Yoga Flow
Tuesday, April 16: Sunset Yoga
Tuesdays, April 16–May 21: Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Series
Saturdays, April 20–28: Ceramic Barrel Firing Workshop Series
Sunday, April 21: Art and Nature Gallery Talk
Tuesday, April 23: Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, April 24: Fly Fishing Basics
Wednesday, April 24: Rooted in Art
Saturday, April 27: International Sculpture Day: Sculpture Tour
Saturday, April 27: International Sculpture Day: Build Your Own Sculpture
Saturday, April 27: Art and Sport of Fly Fishing
Tuesday, April 30: Sunset Yoga

Sochacki Park

Saturday, March 30: Walk and Sing 

Sunday, April 14: Morning Bird Walk
Wednesday, April 24: Forts and Fires

Spring Lake Regional Park

Sunday, April 14: Hidden History Hike: Spring Lake Regional Park

The Landing

Wednesday, April 10: Stories that Spark Creativity with the Scott County Readmobile