Sunday, May 19, 2013
From the north to south metro, mark the calendar for free activities May 26 to June 1, 2013.
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Sunday, May 19
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Free Family Fun Day: Wetland Birds Sunday, May 26, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Learn about different types of birds that call a wetland home. There will be mounts, books, photos and more to help you along. Walk along the river to look for herons, egrets and other wetland birds. This program is free and open to all ages. Forest Play Sunday, May 26, from 3-4 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Bring the kids to explore, play, and build stick forts in the Off-Trail Exploration Area with a naturalist. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. It’s all about having fun in …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
From preschoolers to youth, a variety of activities are taking place May 20-25, 2013 in the Twin Cities.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs: Pond Life Monday, May 20, from 1-3 p.m., at Lowry Nature Center, in Carver Park Reserve, Victoria. Drop off your preschooler to explore nature in spring. They will discover the natural world through hands-on learning, stories, art, songs, play activities, live animals and hikes. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #211316-11. This program is for ages 4-5. Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs Tuesday, May 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., or 1-3 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Each week’s activities are based on a different children’s book with a nature-inspired art theme. Kids spend part…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Now that spring has arrived, check out some of the birding events May 15-25, 2013 for all ages.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Spring Bird Hikes Wednesday, May 15, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. In spring, every week a different wave of migrating birds visits Silverwood to rest up on their way back north. Binoculars are available for loan. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $5 and this program is for ages 16+. Warbler Walk Saturday, May 18, from 7-9 a.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. The Mississippi River is a major flyway for migrating birds. Audubon Society volunteers will be on hand to aid in identification. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Treats will be provided for birders and birds alike. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 763…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The 2013 fishing season in Minnesota includes a several fishing events in the Three Rivers Park District.
Information provided by the Three Rivers Park District. Fly Fishing Basics for Women Get the tools to master fishing techniques from instructors. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony and Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie. Free. Restricted to participants age 10 and older. Sponsored by Take Me Fishing. Reservations required. Fly Fishing Basics Get the tools to master fishing techniques from our instructors and be sure your time on the water is well spent. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista and Coon Rapids Regional Dam in Brooklyn Park. Free…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Registration is required for a few upcoming events on Mother's Day in the west metro Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Mother's Day Brunch Sunday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., at Lowry Nature Center in Victoria. The all-you-can-eat buffet catered from B's on the River will include ham and sausage egg bake, vegetable egg bake, cheesy hash browns, assorted breakfast pastries and muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and orange juice. Complete the day with a craft, guided walk through flowered woodlands and meadows. Reservations required by phone only; 763-559-6700. Seatings available every halfhour from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15/ages 9+; $8/ages 3-8. Children 2 and under free. Animal Mothers Sunday, May 12, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Visit the center’s…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There are also five driving ranges.
Throughout the Three Rivers Park District, there are 63 holes and five driving range in the Twin Cities area. Equipment rental is available at each course. Baker National Golf Course in Medina Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center in Minnetonka Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth Cleary Lake Golf Course in Prior Lake For mini-golfers Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth Due to varying weather circumstances, be sure to contact the golf course for hours, dates of operation. Share: Do you have a favorite golf course? Share your go to golfing destination in comments below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Get with the family at these upcoming events in the Three Rivers Park District May 5-11, 2013.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Civil War Weekend Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Landing, Shakopee. Spend a weekend in the American Civil War. Visit the encampments, see how Minnesota soldiers lived, and hear the roar of musketry. Receive a special visit from President Abraham Lincoln on Saturday. Ride a trolley pulled by Percheron horses. Gift shop open and food will be available for purchase. Last entry one hour before close. $5, ages 18-64; $3, ages 2-17; children under 2 free. Free Family Fun Day: Wetland Animals: Whose Clues? Sunday, May 5, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. All kinds of animals use wetlands … how can you decipher clues …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
From Gale Woods Farm to the The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, there are a variety of activities for children at the beginning of May.
The following is a list of activities May 6-11, 2013, as provided by the Three Rivers Park District. Some events require preregistration. Preschool Drop-Off: Kits & Cubs: Buds and Blossoms Monday, May 6, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Decorate garden pots and plant seeds to grow at home. Play in the sensory table, learn what a flower needs to grow and examine the parts of a flower. Design a flower treat for a snack and go on a wildflower hunt. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #212216-29. This program is for ages 4-5. My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades: Are You My Mom? Tuesday, May 7, from 10-11 a.m., at …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
These pet-friendly areas give dogs a chance to run and interact with other dogs. Check out the video of a visit to the park.
Is your dog itching to get outdoors? The Three Rivers Park District has eight off-leash dog parks in the metro area for owners to bring their pets for some exercise and socialization. A pass is required to use an off-leash dog area and patrons will need to follow Three Rivers rules and agreements when at the park. Visit the Three Rivers Park District “Dog Off-Leash” webpage for more information. SHARE: Do you know of other off-leash dog areas or parks? Share them in comments below. Off-Leash Dog Area Locations Bryant Lake Regional Park Crow-Hassan Park Reserve Elm Creek Park Reserve Fish Lake Regional Park Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Carver Park Reserve Cleary Lake Regional Park Spring Lake Regional Park
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mark the calendars and check out seven free activities open to anyone in April 28-May 4, 2013, including a raptor release and Arbor Day celebration.
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Sunday, April 14
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Celebrate Mother Earth and Arbor Day Sunday, April 28, from 1-3 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Learn how you can lessen your impact on the Earth. Find out about fresh water, recycling, and pollution. Play the Waldo Water Droplet Race game, do the recycled match-up, and try the container toss. Make your own recycled paper and learn tree identification. Drop in anytime. This program is free and open to all ages. Free Family Fun Day: Bird Eggs Sunday, April 28, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Find out why birds lay eggs of all shapes, sizes, and colors. See samples of real eggs. Hunt for “…