Programs & Events

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

Registration opens the third Wednesday of each month at 8 AM for the following month's programs. Register online below or by calling 763-559-6700.

Online Programs | Baker Outdoor Learning Center | BryantCarver | Cedar Lake FarmCleary Lake | Crow-HassanDakota Rail Regional TrailEastman Nature Center | Elm Creek | Fish LakeFrench | Gale Woods Farm | Hyland HillsHyland Lake | Lake MinnetonkaLake RebeccaLowry Nature Center | Mississippi Gateway | Murphy-Hanrehan | Noerenberg Gardens | Offsite LocationsRichardson Nature Center | Silverwood | Sochacki | The Landing | Twin Lakes Boat Access

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.

All Upcoming Programs

Online Programs

Tuesdays, January 4-25: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Thursdays, January 6-27: Hips & Hearts Gentle Yoga Online Series
Tuesday, January 25: Having Fun in the Outdoors to Survive Winter Online Class
Saturday, January 29: Online Quilt Block of the Month: Log Cabin
Tuesdays, February 1-22: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Thursdays, February 3-24: Hips & Hearts Gentle Yoga Online Series
Thursday, February 10: Nature School Virtual Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday, February 19: Trumpeter Swan Online Class
Thursday, February 24: Ecology of D&D: The Cregarda Chronicles

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Saturday, January 15–Monday, January 17: Winter Cabins
Monday, January 17: Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 23: Sampler Sunday: Winter Edition
Tuesday, January 25: Girl Scouts: Juniors-Geocacher Badge at Night
Sunday, January 30: Scouts: Snowshoeing
Friday, February 11–Sunday, February 13: Winter Cabins
Sunday, February 13: Fire Ring
Monday, February 14: Fire Ring

Baker National Golf Course

Monday, January 17: Family Snowshoeing
Monday, January 17: Showshoe Under the Full Moon

A boy, bundled up in a winter coat, holds a cup of cocoa.

Bryant Lake Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Carver Park Reserve

Monday, January 24: Hidden History Tour by Cross-Country Ski: Carver Park Reserve

Lowry Nature Center

Mondays, December 6–February 14: Preschool Drop-Off: Kits and Cubs
Tuesdays, December 7–February 8: Youth Drop-Off Series: Forest Fledglings
Wednesdays, January 5-26: Homeschool at Lowry Series: Tracks and Trails
Saturday, January 15: Family Geocache Hunt
Saturday, January 15: Kicksled Open Rink
Sunday, January 16: Raptors Up Close
Sunday, January 16: Young Birders Club: Winter Birds
Saturday, January 22: Snowshoeing for Beginners
Sunday, January 23: Kicksled Open Rink
Monday, January 24: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Thursday, January 27: Kicksled Open Rink
Saturday, January 29: QR Code Animal Track Hike
Saturday, January 29: Kicksled Open Rink
Sunday, January 30: Nature Journaling Club: Sketch and Seek
Saturday, February 5: Polar Party
Sunday, February 6: Kicksled Open Rink
Monday, February 7: Homeschool at Lowry: Winter Recreation
Thursday, February 10: Kicksled Open Rink
Saturday, February 12: Valentine's Candlelit Walk for Adults
Saturday, February 12: Kicksled Open Rink
Sunday, February 13: Paint and Graze: How to Paint a Bird
Monday, February 14: My Preschooler and Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, February 14: Homeschool at Lowry: Winter Recreation
Saturday, February 19: Walk in Search of Spring
Sunday, February 20: Winter Exploration for People with Autism
Sunday, February 20: Raptors Up Close
Sunday, February 20: Kicksled Open Rink
Monday, February 21: Homeschool at Lowry: Winter Recreation
Thursday, February 24: Kicksled Open Rink
Saturday, February 26: Winter Tree Identification for Beginners
Saturday, February 26: Free Play Snow Day - Lowry/Carver Park
Sunday, February 27: Maple Syrup DIY
Monday, February 28: My Preschooler and Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, February 28: Homeschool at Lowry: Winter Recreation

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Monday, January 17: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon
Wednesday, February 16: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon

A woman snowshoes with two children across a snowy landscape.

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Sunday, February 27: Snowshoeing & Winter Birds for Women

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

There are no programs at this time.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Wednesdays, January 5–February 23: Adapted Cross-country Ski Club 
Saturday, January 15: Women's Classic Beginner Lesson 
Saturday, January 15: Women's Skate Beginner Lesson 
Sunday, January 16: Kids Classic Lesson — Ages 6-8 
Sunday, January 16: Kids Classic Lesson—  Ages 9-12 
Saturday, January 29: Classic Beginner Lesson
Saturday, January 29: Skate Beginner Lesson
Sunday, January 30: Family Classic Lesson
Sunday, January 30: Skate Beginner Lesson
Saturday, February 26: Historic Pierre Bottineau House Visit and Snowshoe Hike

Eastman Nature Center

Thursdays, December 2–February 24: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Tuesdays, December 14–February 15: Homeschool Drop-Off Series: Expressions in Nature
Friday, January 14: Friday Family Fun Hike
Saturday, January 15: Project FeederWatch: Citizen Science 
Sunday, January 16: Geocaching Challenge: Honoring People Making a Difference
Monday, January 17: Geocaching Challenge: Honoring People Making a Difference
Wednesday, January 19: Women, Woods and Wine Hike 
Saturday, January 22: Bird Banding
Saturday, January 22: Scouts: Fires and Food
Wednesday, January 26: My Preschooler and Me: Let's Go Exploring!
Friday, January 28: Friday Family Fun Hike
Friday, January 28: Mulled Wine Hike
Sunday, January 30: Snowshoe Hike
Friday, February 4: Lichen Outing
Saturday, February 5: Youth Drop-off: Big Woods Snow Adventure
Sunday, February 6: Owls and Pellet Dissection
Monday, February 7: Homeschool: Flight
Wednesday, February 9: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms by the Bonfire — Welcome Winter Birds
Wednesday, February 9: Owl Calls by Snowshoe
Thursday, February 10: Early Morning Bird Hike
Saturday, February 12: Family Valentine Trail Adventure
Sunday, February 13: Valentine Celebration in the Woods —  Animal Mating Trivia Trail
Sunday, February 13: Valentine Celebration in the Woods — Luminary-Lit Trail
Monday, February 14: Go Deeper into Nature: Life of a Snowflake
Wednesday, February 16: Women, Woods, and Wine Hike
Thursday, February 17: Scouts: Snowshoe and Bonfire
Saturday, February 19: Young Birders Club: Owl Exploration
Sunday, February 20: The Great Backyard Bird Count
Monday, February 21: School's Out Snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 22: My Preschooler and Me: Let's Go Exploring
Tuesday, February 22: Free Family Fun Hike
Sunday, February 27: Weekend Bird Hike

Fish Lake Regional Park

Saturday, January 15: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Tuesday, January 18: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Sunday, February 6: Family Snowshoeing

French Regional Park

Tuesdays, December 14–February 22: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Outdoor Adventure Club
Wednesdays, December 15–February 23: Winter Trails Club for Women
Thursdays, January 6–February 10: GreenFit: Winter Outdoor Adventures
Sunday, January 16: Kicksledding Under the Full Moon
Saturday, January 22: Family Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 22: Beginner Snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 15: Kicksled Under the Full Moon for Women
Thursday, February 17: Homeschool Winter Survival
Thursday, February 17: Family Winter Survival
Tuesday, February 22: Twosday Twour de French Regional Park — Kicksled
Tuesday, February 22: Twosday Twour de French Regional Park — Snowshoe
 

Gale Woods Farm

Monday, January 31: Preschool Drop-off Series: Little Farmhands
Wednesday, January 19: My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades — Barnyard Talent Show
Friday, January 21: Sheep to Felted Wearable
Saturday, January 22: Wet Felting Workday
Saturday, January 29: Take and Make Breakfast Bundle
Tuesday, February 1: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades: Animals in Winter
Monday, February 7: Preschool Drop-Off: Little Farmhands
Friday, February 11: Sheep to Felted Pillow
Saturday, February 12: Sheep to Felted Handbag
Sunday, February 13: Palentine's Day Luminary Hike & Social
Monday, February 14: Preschool Drop-Off: Little Farmhands
Monday, February 14: Luminary-lit Hike for Lovebirds
Wednesday, February 16: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades: Barnyard Beach Party    
Monday, February 28: Preschool Drop-Off: Little Farmhands


A sheep with a brown coat stands in the snow at Gale Woods Farm.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Tuesdays, December 14–February 15: Citizen Racer Ski Club
Mondays, January 3-24: Classic Beginner 4-day Lesson Series
Mondays, January 3–February 21: Women's Beginner Skate Ski Club
Wednesdays, January 5-12: Classic Beginner 2-day Lesson Series
Wednesdays, January 5–February 23: Skate and Classic Ski Club
Thursdays, January 6–February 24: Classic Ski Club
Fridays, January 7-28: Skate Beginner 4-day Lesson Series
Friday, January 21: Teen Adventure: Cross-country Skiing
Saturday, January 22: Women's Classic Beginner Lesson
Saturday, January 22: Women's Skate Beginner Lesson
Sunday, January 23: Family Classic Lesson
Sunday, January 23: Skate Beginner Lesson
Monday, January 24–Wednesday, January 26: Skate Beginner 2-day Lesson Series
Tuesdays, January 25-27: 50+ Adventures Classic Beginner Lesson Series
Mondays, January 31–February 21: Classic Intermediate 4-day Lesson Series
Friday, February 25: Classic Beginner 4-day Lesson Series
Saturday, February 5: Kids Classic Lesson (Ages 6-8)
Saturday, February 5: Kids Classic Lesson (Ages 9-12)
Sunday, February 6: Classic Beginner Lesson
Sunday, February 6: Skate Beginner Lesson
Saturday, February 12: Skate Beginner Lesson
Saturday, February 12: Family Classic Lesson
Sunday, February 20: Classic Beginner Lesson
Sunday, February 20: Family Classic Lesson
Saturday, February 26: Classic Beginner Lesson
Saturday, February 26: Skate Beginner Lesson

Hyland Hills Ski Area

There are no programs at this time.

Richardson Nature Center

Tuesdays, January 4-25: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Sunday, January 16: Free Family Fun Day: Minnesota Mammals
Saturday, January 22: Ice Harvesting Day
Sunday, January 30: Free Family Fun Day: Winter Digital Scavenger Hunt
Tuesdays, February 1-22: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesday, February 2: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Woodchuck Wakes Up
Saturday, February 5: Kicksled on Muskrat Pond
Sunday, February 6: Free Family Fun Day: Chickadee Landing
Thursday, February 10: Kicksledding by Lantern Light
Saturday, February 12: Candlelight and Chocolate
Monday, February 14: Kicksledding by Lantern Light
Thursday, February 17: My Preschooler and Me: Animal Tracks and Signs
Saturday, February 19: Guided Snowshoe Hike for Families
Sunday, February 20: Free Family Fun Day: Big Bird Year-Backyard Birds
Thursday, February 24: Adult Programs: Guided Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, February 27: Free Family Fun Day: Snow Sculpture

Tierney's Woods

There are no programs at this time.

Kingswood Park 

There are no programs at this time.

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park

Sunday, January 30: Adapted Ice Fishing
Friday, February 4: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Sunday, February 6: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Swans sit in open water on an ice-and-snow covered Lake Rebecca.

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Sunday, January 16: Free Family Funday: Solar System Hike
Sunday, January 16: The Phenology Society: January Meet-Up
Sunday, January 23: Free Family Funday: Paws and Claws
Saturday, January 29: Scouts: Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, January 30: Free Family Funday: Winter Brrrrrrds (Birds)
Wednesday, February 2: Scouts: New Moon Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, February 5: Snowshoeing
Sunday, February 6: Free Family Fun Day: Winter Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, February 6: The Phenology Society - February Meet-Up
Thursday, February 10: Nature on Tap: Love in the Wild
Saturday, February 12: Morning Bird Hike
Saturday, February 12: Squirrel Science
Sunday, February 13:  Free Family Fun Day: Knots
Thursday, February 17: Homeschool: Insulation Challenge
Saturday, February 19: Young Birders Club: Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 19: Embrace the North Festival
Sunday, February 20: Free Family Fun Day: Snow and Ice Art
Sunday, February 27: Free Family Fun Day: Early Nesters
 

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Noerenberg Gardens

There are no programs at this time.

Silverwood Park

Tuesdays, January 4-25: Woodcarving Series for Beginners: Wooden Utensils
Mondays, January 10–February 14: Ceramic Handbuilding Series for Beginners
Tuesdays, January 11-25: My Child & Me Series: Acorn Club
Tuesdays, January 11-25: Preschool Drop-off Series: Doodlebugs
Thursdays, January 13-27: Homeschool Series: Fire and Ice
Thursdays, January 13–February 17: Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
Friday, January 14: Date Night: Night Sky and Wheel Throwing
Sunday, January 16: Walk with a Naturalist
Sunday, January 16: 2022 Big Year of Birds Speaker Series:  Speaker: John Moriarty, Kickoff to 2022's Big Year of Birds
Monday, January 17: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Walnut Ink and Squirrels
Tuesday, January 18: Sunset Yoga
Thursday, January 20: In the Park After Dark: Winter Adaptations and Snowshoeing
Friday, January 21: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Walnut Ink and Squirrels    
Saturday-Sunday, January 22-23: Whirling Weekend: Introduction to Wheel Throwing    
Sunday, January 23: Try It: Ice Fishing
Tuesday, January 25: Sunset Yoga
Saturday, January 29: Teen Art Adventures: Encaustic Painting and Winter Recreation
Sunday, January 30: 2022 Big Year of Birds Speaker Series: Speaker: Sharon Stitler 'Bird Chick', Smartphone Birding
Tuesday, February 1: Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs
Wednesday, February 2: Mid-Winter Melt: Take Two
Saturday, February 5: Teens Behind the Wheel: Wheel Throwing Workshop
Tuesday, February 8: Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs
Saturday, February 12: Youth Drop-off Program: Digging in Clay Winter Workshop
Sunday, February 13: Walk with a Naturalist
Sunday, February 13: Puppet Adventures and Let's Get StARTed
Sunday, February 13: 2022 Big Year of Birds Speaker Series
Tuesday, February 15: Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs
Thursday, February 17: In the Park After Dark: Full Moon Kicksledding
Sunday, February 20: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Saturday, February 26: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Saturday, February 26: Drawing With Mittens
Sunday, February 27: 2022 Big Year of Birds Speaker Series

A great horned owl closes its eyes in a tree.

Sochacki Park

Saturday, January 22: Adult Snowshoe Hike
Monday, February 21: Fat Bike Sampler
Saturday, February 26: Family Snowshoeing

Spring Lake Regional Park 

There are no programs at this time.

Taft Park (Offsite)

There are no programs at this time.

The Landing

Tuesday, January 18: My Preschooler & Me: Animal Tracks
Tuesday, January 25: My Preschooler & Me: Animal Tracks
Saturday, January 29: Step Into the Story: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Sunday, January 30: Step Into the Story: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Tuesday, February 1: My Preschooler & Me: Favorite Colors
Saturday, February 5: Make a Victorian Valentine Pop-up Card
Tuesday, February 8: My Preschooler & Me: Favorite Colors
Tuesday, February 15: My Preschooler & Me: Animal Homes

Twin Lakes Boat Launch

There are no programs at this time.