I like to have my kids outside especially in the summer. Three Rivers Parks invites you to play with big fun and exciting playgrounds like at the Hyland Lake Park Reserve or the Elm Creek Park Reserve. It invites you to enjoy the water at parks like Fish Lake Regional Park or French Regional Park (I am particularly drawn to this one as my last name used to be French). You are welcome to take part in a variety of education whether it be conservation at parks like Baker-Near Wilderness Settlement or history at The Landing or Gale Woods Farm.
No matter the season, there are many things to participate in. The Preschool classes are scheduled throughout the year. The trails are good for walking, running, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing. Hyland Lake and Elm Creek Park Reserves have a winter sports location at their parks, too where you can ski or tube. Some parks are equipped for dog sleds and snowshoes, too!
Three Rivers Parks also hosts a variety of activities. This past weekend you could enjoy Silverwood Park’s “Field Trip” or Gale Woods Farm “Saturday Morning at the Farm.”
In a couple of weeks, Elm Creek Park Reserve is the site of the Autumn Woods Classic. A fun event for the whole family to participate in by running in a race or enjoying the festivities of the day.
As much as I am thrilled to live near these parks and as much as we can benefit from these parks, I have recently learned about another opportunity.
living history at The Landing (acting a role in costume), nature education at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and North Mississippi Regional Park, or Art Education at Silverwood. Also, you can be a volunteer to help maintain the parks or be a guide.