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 programs that take place two months later. Register online below or by calling 763-559-6700.

Online Programs | Baker 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.

All Upcoming Programs

Online Programs

Tuesday, December 13: Online: Get to Know Snowshoeing
Thursday, December 15: Winter Wellness: Warm Up to Winter

Baker Park Reserve

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Tuesday, December 13: Night Hike and Campfire Cooking
Tuesday, December 20: Night Hike and Campfire Cooking
Tuesday–Wednesday, December 27–28: Cabin Camping

Sunday, January 1: Snowshoeing
Tuesday, January 10: Girl Scouts: Night Owl Badge
Friday, January 13–15: Winter Cabins
Monday, January 16: Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 22: Sampler Sunday: Winter Edition
Sunday, January 29: Scouts: Snowshoeing

Baker Winter Trailhead 

Sunday, January 15: Family Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 15: Beginner Snowshoeing

A chickadee perches on a metal bar.

Bryant Lake Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Carver Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Lowry Nature Center

Saturday, December 10: Nature Journal Club: Early Winter
Sunday, December 11: Clue Hunt
Monday, December 12: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Saturday, December 17: Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 18: Raptors Up Close
Tuesday, December 27: Kicksledding Open Rink
Thursday, December 29: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, December 31: Last S'mores of the Year

Sunday, January 1: First Birds of the Year
Saturday, January 7: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, January 7: Thankful for Parks Amateur Photography Show Opening
Sunday, January 8: Tracks, Scat and Blood: Winter Animal Signs Hike
Monday, January 9: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Mondays, January 9—January 30: Homeschool Family Series: How Animals Survive Winter
Tuesday, January 10: Lowry at Night: Barred Owls
Saturday, January 14: Intermediate Kicksledding on Trails
Saturday, January 14: Owl Search
Sunday, January 15: Raptors Up Close
Sunday, January 15: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, January 21: Bird Banding
Saturday, January 21: Intermediate Kicksledding on Trails
Sunday, January 22: Autism Outdoors Club: Winter Explorations
Monday, January 23: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Thursday, January 26: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, January 28: Kicksledding Open Rink
Sunday, January 29: Intermediate Kicksledding on Trails

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Saturday, December 17: Winter Solstice Celebration
Monday, December 26: Family and Friends Kicksled Adventure
Monday, December 26: Family Snowshoeing

Friday, January 6: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon
Friday, January 6: Family and Friends Kicksled Adventure Under the Full Moon
Thursday, January 12: Stories that Spark Creativity
Sunday, January 15: Winter Activity Sampler: Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, and a Winter Scavenger Hunt
Monday, January 16: Family Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 21: Winter Wellness: Snowshoeing
Thursday, January 26: Kicksledding for History
Thursday, January 26: 50+ Snowshoe for Wellness

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Sunday, December 18: Winter Walk for Women

Nordic skiers practice skiing on snow.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Check out all of Elm Creek's SnowSports Academy offerings.

Fridays, December 9—16: 50+ Adventures Classic Beginner Lesson Series
Saturday, December 10: Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener
Saturday, December 10: Skaði's Chase — 8K
Saturday, December 10: Skaði's Chase — High School 4K
Saturday, December 10: Skaði's Chase — Middle School 2K
Saturday, December 10: Skaði's Chase — 2K
Sunday, December 11: Classic Beginner Lesson
Sunday, December 11: Skate Beginner Lesson
Saturday, December 17: Classic Beginner Lesson
Saturday, December 17: Family Classic Lesson
Sunday, December 18: Classic Beginner Lesson
Sunday, December 18: Family Classic Lesson
Tuesday, December 27: Classic Beginner Lesson
Tuesday, December 27: Family Classic Lesson
Thursday, December 29: Classic Beginner Lesson
Thursday, December 29: Skate Beginner Lesson

Eastman Nature Center

Thursday, December 8: Early Morning Bird Hike
Sunday, December 11: Free Family Fun Day: Winter Coats
Tuesday, December 13: Youth Drop-off: Young Birders Club: Feeders and Food
Wednesday, December 14: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Wednesday, December 14: Wellness Wednesday
Thursday, December 15: Every Body Can Bird
Saturday, December 17: My Preschooler & Me: Pre-Solstice Winter Walk
Sunday, December 18: Free Family Fun Day: Little Luminaries
Monday, December 19: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Winter Animals
Wednesday, December 21: Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday, December 21: Winter Solstice Luminary Trail
Wednesday, December 28: Wellness Wednesday
Saturday, December 31: Sunset Snowshoe

Wednesday, January 4: Wellness Wednesday
Sunday, January 8: Geocaching Winter Fun Fact Challenge
Tuesday, January 10: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms by the Bonfire – Ice Investigations
Wednesday, January 11: Wellness Wednesday
Thursday, January 12: Scouts: Astronomy
Saturday, January 14: Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, January 15: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Tracking and Signs Hike
Wednesday, January 18: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Wednesday, January 18: Wellness Wednesday
Friday, January 20: Mulled Wine Winter Hike
Saturday, January 21: Bird Banding
Sunday, January 22: Geocaching Winter Fun Fact Challenge
Monday, January 23: Homeschool Family: Nocturnal Adaptations
Wednesday, January 25: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Wednesday, January 25: Wellness Wednesday
Saturday, January 28: Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 28: Beginner Fat Bike
Sunday, January 29: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Tracking and Signs Hike

Fish Lake Regional Park

Sunday, January 8: Family & Friends Ice Fishing
Saturday, January 14: Family & Friends Ice Fishing
Monday, January 16: Family & Friends Ice Fishing

French Regional Park

Wednesdays, December 7—February 22: Winter Trails Club for Women
Friday, December 9: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon
Sunday, December 11: Family Geocaching
Saturday, December 17: Family Winter Walk & S'mores
Wednesday, December 21: 50+ Solstice Snowshoe
Wednesday, December 28: Beginner Snowshoeing
Wednesday, December 28: Family Snowshoeing
Friday, December 30: Family and Friends Kicksled Adventure

Thursdays, January 5—Thursday, February 9: GreenFit: Winter Outdoor Adventures
Friday, January 6: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon for Women
Saturday, January 7: 50+ Adventures: Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 7: Family Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 8: Family and Friends Kicksled Adventure
Thursdays, January 12—Thursday, February 23: Family Outdoor Adventure Club
Friday, January 20: 50+ Adventures: Kicksledding for History

Gale Woods Farm

Wednesday, December 14: My Preschooler & Me: Farm Beginnings
Friday, December 16: Tomte Solstice Magic
Saturday, December 17: Saori Weaving

Thursday, January 5: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Tuesday, January 17: My Preschooler & Me: Cooking on the Farm
Thursday, January 19: Homeschool Drop-off: Animal Science
Thursday, January 19: Homeschool Drop-off: Sr. Animal Science
Saturday, January 21: Sheep to Felted Wearable
Saturday, January 21: Needle Felted Farm Animals
Tuesdays, January 24—February 7: Homeschool Drop-off Series:: Wooly Wonders
Tuesdays, January 24—February 7: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Farm to Fiber Arts
Thursdays, January 26—February 9: Homeschool Drop-off Series:: Wooly Wonders
Thursdays, January 26—February 9: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Farm to Fiber Arts
Saturday, January 28: Make & Take Fiber Crafts: Felted Winter Projects
Saturday, January 28: Needle Felted Bird Sculpture
Saturday, January 28: Fiber Makers Circle
Saturday, January 28: Take & Make Breakfast Bundle

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

Glen Lake Golf & Practice Center

Sunday, January 8: Skiing through Glen Lake History

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Tuesday and Thursday, December 13 and 15: Classic Beginner 2-day Lesson Series
Tuesdays, December 13—February 14: Developing Racer Ski Club
Saturday, December 17: Classic Beginner Lesson
Saturday, December 17: Family Classic Lesson
Saturday, December 17: Adapted Cross-Country Skiing Open House
Sunday, December 18: Family Classic Lesson
Sunday, December 18: Skate Beginner Lesson
Monday and Wednesday, December 19 and 21: Skate Beginner 2-day Lesson Series
Monday, December 26: Classic Beginner Lesson
Monday, December 26: Family Classic Lesson
Wednesday, December 28: Classic Beginner Lesson
Wednesday, December 28: Family Classic Lesson
Friday, December 30: Family Classic Lesson
Friday, December 30: Skate Beginner Lesson

Hyland Hills Ski Area

Check out all of Hyland's SnowSports Academy offerings!

Monday, December 12: Homeschool Day
Tuesday, December 13: Homeschool Day
Tuesday–Thursday, December 6—December 8: Homeschool: Downhill Ski Clinic
Tuesday–Thursday, December 13–15: Homeschool: Downhill Ski Clinic

Monday, January 9: Homeschool Day

Richardson Nature Center

Sunday, December 11: Free Family Fun Day: Chickadee Landing
Friday, December 16: My Preschooler and Me: Numbers in Nature
Saturday, December 17: Outdoor Skills: Shelters and Fire
Sunday, December 18: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Tracks and Signs
Saturday, December 31: Sledding and S'mores

Sunday, January 1: Free Family Fun Day: Beavers
Tuesdays, January 3—31: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits and Cubs
Friday, January 6: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Footprints
Sunday, January 8: Free Family Fun Day: Fort Building
Saturday, January 14: Kicksledding on Muskrat Pond
Saturday, January 14: Kicksledding on Muskrat Pond
Sunday, January 15: Free Family Fun Day: Minnesota Mammals
Saturday, January 21: 25th Annual Ice Harvesting Day
Thursday, January 26: My Preschooler and Me: Snow and Ice
Saturday, January 28: Kicksledding on Muskrat Pond
Saturday, January 28: Kicksledding on Muskrat Pond
Sunday, January 29: Free Family Fun Day: Backyard Birds

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

A person rides a fat bike down a snowy, paved trail.

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Saturday, December 10: Early Morning Bird Walk
Sunday, December 11: Free Family Fun Day: Winter Adaptations
Tuesday, December 13: Nature on Tap: Ravens and Crows
Saturday, December 17: Winter Bird Count
Saturday, December 17: Young Birders Club: Classifying Birds
Sunday, December 18: Free Family Fun Day: Story Walk - Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold
Saturday, December 31: Birds: How Is A Woodpecker Different From A Wood Duck?

Sunday, January 1: New Year's Day Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, January 1: Free Family Fun Day: Story Walk - Best In Snow
Sunday, January 1: Young Birders Club: A New Year of Birds
Saturday, January 7: Winter Survival
Sunday, January 8: Free Family Fun Day: Meet the Animals
Mondays, January 9—February 20: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Habitat Explorers
Saturday, January 14: Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 15: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Tracks
Tuesday, January 17: Nature on Tap: Mississippi River Geology
Thursday, January 19: Homeschool Family: Winter Tree ID
Saturday, January 21: Adult Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, January 22: Free Family Fun Day: Winter is for the Birds
Tuesday, January 24: Scouts: Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 28: Winter Tree ID
Sunday, January 29: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Skulls

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Noerenberg Gardens

There are no programs at this time.

Silverwood Park

Thursday, December 8: SPARK! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Thursday, December 8: In the Park After Dark: Full Moon and Solstice Stargazing
Friday, December 9: Date Night: Firebuilding, Outdoor Cooking and Ceramic Dishware
Sunday, December 11: Walk with a Naturalist
Sunday, December 11: Free Family Fun Day: Puppet Art Adventures
Monday, December 12: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Kolrosing and Trees
Tuesday, December 13: Sunset Yoga
Friday, December 16: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Kolrosing and Trees
Friday, December 16: Make & Mingle: Glow
Monday, December 19: Gentle Yoga Flow
Tuesday, December 20: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, December 20: My Preschooler & Me Series: Acorn Club
Tuesday, December 27: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends
Tuesday, December 27: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 27 and 28: Winter Break Camp
Thursday, December 29: Ice Fishing with Family and Friends

Monday, January 2: Family & Friends Ice Fishing
Tuesday, January 3: Sunset Yoga
Friday, January 6: Date Night: Winter Rec
Sunday, January 8: Walk with a Naturalist
Sunday, January 8: Free Family Fun Day: Puppet Art Adventures
Monday, January 9: My Preschooler & Me: Family Clay: Winter
Mondays, January 9—February 13: Ceramic Handbuilding Series for Beginners
Tuesday, January 10: Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, January 10: Painting with Wool
Tuesdays, January 10—February 14: Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Series
Tuesdays, January 10—February 28: My Preschooler & Me Series: Acorn Club
Tuesdays, January 10—February 28: Preschool Drop-off Series: Doodlebugs
Thursday, January 12: SPARK! Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Thursday, January 12: Opening Reception: ABC Kitchen by Anika Schneider
Thursday, January 12: Opening Reception: Human Nature by Beth Dow
Thursdays, January 12—26: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Fire and Ice
Monday, January 16: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Printmaking and Snowflakes
Monday, January 16: Encaustic Workshop for Adults
Monday, January 16: Gentle Yoga Flow
Tuesday, January 17: Sunset Yoga
Thursday, January 19: In the Park After Dark: Kicksledding and Campfires
Friday, January 20: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Printmaking and Snowflakes
Saturday, January 21: Whirling Weekend - Pottery Wheel Workshop
Sunday, January 22: Try It: Ice Fishing
Tuesday, January 24: Sunset Yoga
Sunday, January 29: Family & Friends Ice Fishing
Tuesday, January 31: Sunset Yoga

Two people ice fish.

Sochacki Park

Saturday, December 31: Bird Walk

Wednesday, January 18: Night Hike

Spring Lake Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

The Landing

Saturday, December 10: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Sunday, December 11: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Tuesday, December 13: My Preschooler & Me: Get Ready for Winter!
Wednesday, December 14: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Friday, December 16: Folkways by Candlelight: Living History Event
Saturday, December 17: Folkways of the Holidays: Living History Event
Tuesday, December 20: My Preschooler & Me: Holiday Lights & Lanterns
Wednesday, December 21: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Thursday, December 22: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Tuesday, December 27: My Preschooler & Me: Holiday Lights & Lanterns
Tuesday, December 27: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Wednesday, December 28: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours
Thursday, December 29: Folkways of the Holidays: Village Guided Tours

Sunday, January 1: Bonne Annee! New Years Day Snowshoe Hike through History
Tuesday, January 10: My Preschooler & Me: Winter Day Fun
Tuesday, January 10: My Preschooler & Me: Animal Tracks
Saturday, January 14: Pierre Bottineau’s Wild World
Saturday, January 28: Step Into the Story: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott