Outdoor Recreation School of Three Rivers Parks

Outdoor Recreation School of Three Rivers Parks The Outdoor Recreation School offers outdoor adventure recreation throughout Three Rivers Park District and in local communities. The Outdoor Recreation School is part of the Three Rivers Park District and promotes environmental stewardship through outdoor recreation in a natural resources based park system.
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We are hooked on summer fun. Training today continues with summer camp plans, fishing, disc golf, and log rolling!
06/17/2021

We are hooked on summer fun. Training today continues with summer camp plans, fishing, disc golf, and log rolling!

We are hooked on summer fun. Training today continues with summer camp plans, fishing, disc golf, and log rolling!

06/16/2021

Today was Paddle Day at staff training! Our staff are all refreshed on their canoeing, kayaking, SUP, and water safety skills for the season. Here staff are practicing a deep water canoe rescue called the curl 💪complete with good communication and words of encouragement.

Summer staff training is in full swing!
06/14/2021

Summer staff training is in full swing!

Summer staff training is in full swing!

06/10/2021

Tune into The Wandering Naturalist Podcast of Three Rivers Park District as Nick Sacco from the Outdoor Recreation School of Three Rivers Parks and Janine Kohn from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources discuss fishing basics such as how to get started, what equipment you might need, where to go, and proper fishing etiquette.
https://bit.ly/3w61zjI

06/09/2021

When it is hot like this, you can find us by the water. Do you have a favorite spot to watch the flow?

Summer is here, and there's no better time to learn a new watersport! Stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP for short) is a wa...
06/08/2021
Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Part One

Summer is here, and there's no better time to learn a new watersport!

Stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP for short) is a watersport where you stand on a board and use a paddle to propel yourself.

In the following video, learn all about the parts of a paddleboard and how to get out on the water. Then read on to learn a bit about the evolution of stand-up paddleboarding, how to join a lesson and where to rent one and try it out for yourself!

https://youtu.be/JfUfMHrN50k

https://www.threeriversparks.org/blog/how-go-stand-paddleboarding

Learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding, and feel ready to hit the open water! Part one includes the various parts of the SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) as ...

06/07/2021

What are your tricks for staying hydrated in the heat? Some of us like to throw some ice in our water. Some are about a slice of lime. Others just count the number of bottles we’ve drunk.

#stayhydrated #wearemadeofwater #freshwater #funinthesun

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post
06/04/2021

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post

How are you going to stay cool this weekend? #heatwave #summerishere #onthewater #threeriversparks
06/04/2021

How are you going to stay cool this weekend?

#heatwave #summerishere #onthewater #threeriversparks

How are you going to stay cool this weekend?

#heatwave #summerishere #onthewater #threeriversparks

06/03/2021

Eager to learn how to kayak? Our Flatwater Kayak Essentials for Women is on Saturday, June 5. Learn proper kayaking techniques, safety and more. Reservations required: https://bit.ly/3yT8azY

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, the outdoors, family and friends!If you are new to the sport, we have sev...
06/02/2021
5 Places to Fish From Shore | Three Rivers Park District

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, the outdoors, family and friends!

If you are new to the sport, we have several locations in Three Rivers Park District where you can test the waters — no boat required!

With the help of one of our Outdoor Recreation Specialists and experienced angler, Nick Sacco, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to fish on land and what kind of fish you might catch while you’re there, check it out below!

https://www.threeriversparks.org/blog/5-places-fish-shore

On a warm summer day, you stand on the shore of a lake and cast your fishing line. As the hook and bobber plunk into the water, you watch the tiny waves ripple outward in a perfect circle, eventually dissolving in the glassy water. You soak in the warm sun and gentle breeze, checking your line occas...

Here comes summer! What a beautiful day for paddle training! #threeriversparks #greatdayforit #paddleon
06/01/2021

Here comes summer! What a beautiful day for paddle training! #threeriversparks #greatdayforit #paddleon

Here comes summer! What a beautiful day for paddle training! #threeriversparks #greatdayforit #paddleon

What park do you plan to explore this weekend? Maybe we will see you out there! #threeriversparks #adventureisoutthere 🌳...
05/28/2021

What park do you plan to explore this weekend? Maybe we will see you out there! #threeriversparks #adventureisoutthere 🌳🌱🌲🍃

What park do you plan to explore this weekend? Maybe we will see you out there! #threeriversparks #adventureisoutthere 🌳🌱🌲🍃

How are you enjoying the parks today?
05/25/2021

How are you enjoying the parks today?

How are you enjoying the parks today?

A glorious day to be on the water with our Kayak Flatwater Essentials class! #lakepaddle #kayak #clearylake #threerivers...
05/22/2021

A glorious day to be on the water with our Kayak Flatwater Essentials class!

#lakepaddle #kayak #clearylake #threeriversparks #scottcounty

A glorious day to be on the water with our Kayak Flatwater Essentials class!

#lakepaddle #kayak #clearylake #threeriversparks #scottcounty

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post
05/20/2021

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post

One step closer to paddle season! Today was our annual Paddle Volunteer training.
05/16/2021

One step closer to paddle season! Today was our annual Paddle Volunteer training.

One step closer to paddle season! Today was our annual Paddle Volunteer training.

No boat for Fishing Opener? No problem! Nick has got some great tips on where to get out for some shoreline fishing arou...
05/14/2021
No boat? No matter. Great online tools exist to find good fishing from shore

No boat for Fishing Opener? No problem! Nick has got some great tips on where to get out for some shoreline fishing around Three Rivers.

https://news.yahoo.com/no-boat-no-matter-great-003800702.html

Not all of the half-million or so Minnesota anglers who have plans for Saturday's fishing opener will carve a path atop some freshwater in a Tracker with a 60-horse Mercury. No boat, no problem. There is solid information about where and how to get to walleyes, crappies and more from shore this week...

Our participants are so awesome! Thanks for bring the adventurous spirit and fun to the program tonight, ladies! #womenw...
05/14/2021

Our participants are so awesome! Thanks for bring the adventurous spirit and fun to the program tonight, ladies! #womenwhohike #adventureisoutthere #threeriversparks

Our participants are so awesome! Thanks for bring the adventurous spirit and fun to the program tonight, ladies! #womenwhohike #adventureisoutthere #threeriversparks

Today is “Kayak Spa Day” where we get all of our kayaks cleaned up and ready for the season ahead! Who is going to join ...
05/12/2021

Today is “Kayak Spa Day” where we get all of our kayaks cleaned up and ready for the season ahead! Who is going to join us on the water this summer? We have open spots in next Saturday’s (the 22nd) Flatwater Kayaking Essentials at Cleary Lake Regional Park. Follow the link below to register! https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=global&keyword=2SCT3320_01

Today is “Kayak Spa Day” where we get all of our kayaks cleaned up and ready for the season ahead! Who is going to join us on the water this summer? We have open spots in next Saturday’s (the 22nd) Flatwater Kayaking Essentials at Cleary Lake Regional Park. Follow the link below to register! https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=global&keyword=2SCT3320_01

Have you been spending more time outdoors over the past year? We know we have and that we have seen lots of you out ther...
05/11/2021
Pandemic brought more people outdoors — and parks are planning for a busier future

Have you been spending more time outdoors over the past year? We know we have and that we have seen lots of you out there too!

We love that all Three Rivers Parks continue to be free to enter for everybody and that we only need to charge fees for certain recreation features. If accessing those fee based features of our programs is a barrier to you or someone you know, check out our Recreation Pass Plus program (https://www.threeriversparks.org/page/recreation-pass-plus)

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/03/15/pandemic-brought-more-people-outdoors-and-parks-are-planning-for-a-busier-future

The pandemic has inspired a surge of interest in outdoor recreation. Some in the industry predict lasting interest in being outside, long after the pandemic and its demand for social distancing have passed.

05/10/2021

Great opportunity to get outside and try these experiences with Outdoor Recreation School of Three Rivers Parks. Spots are limited so register now: https://bit.ly/3eOHlDC.

What a beautiful day out there! Hope you can get out there and enjoy it 🌞 #fridayfeels #threeriversparks #adventureon
05/07/2021

What a beautiful day out there! Hope you can get out there and enjoy it 🌞 #fridayfeels #threeriversparks #adventureon

What a beautiful day out there! Hope you can get out there and enjoy it 🌞 #fridayfeels #threeriversparks #adventureon

A special thanks to our Outdoor Recreation Educator, Deb, for capturing this stunning sunset from a Scout geocaching pro...
05/06/2021

A special thanks to our Outdoor Recreation Educator, Deb, for capturing this stunning sunset from a Scout geocaching program! #threeriversparks #sunsetpic

A special thanks to our Outdoor Recreation Educator, Deb, for capturing this stunning sunset from a Scout geocaching program! #threeriversparks #sunsetpic

Join us this Thursday for a truly great Minnesota pastime at our Beginner Fishing program!Learn about types of fish, pre...
05/04/2021

Join us this Thursday for a truly great Minnesota pastime at our Beginner Fishing program!
Learn about types of fish, preparing equipment, bait and handling of fish once they are caught. Equipment and catch-and-release fishing license provided for the program only.
Everything to get you ready for a wonderful summer full of angling adventures 🎣 ☀️.

Click here to register:
https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=198913461

#threeriversparks #fishing #mnfishing #fishmn #mnsummer #lakelife

Join us this Thursday for a truly great Minnesota pastime at our Beginner Fishing program!
Learn about types of fish, preparing equipment, bait and handling of fish once they are caught. Equipment and catch-and-release fishing license provided for the program only.
Everything to get you ready for a wonderful summer full of angling adventures 🎣 ☀️.

Click here to register:
https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=198913461

#threeriversparks #fishing #mnfishing #fishmn #mnsummer #lakelife

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Three Rivers Park District's post

Wow! What a gorgeous night out on the prairie trail! #threeriversparks #eveningwalk
04/30/2021

Wow! What a gorgeous night out on the prairie trail! #threeriversparks #eveningwalk

Wow! What a gorgeous night out on the prairie trail! #threeriversparks #eveningwalk

Looking for some after school fun in May? Check out Bike Club for Teens - 2REC3130Explore many parks by bike while getti...
04/27/2021

Looking for some after school fun in May? Check out Bike Club for Teens - 2REC3130
Explore many parks by bike while getting to know new friends. Adventure around the park's trails and learn bike handling skills, basic rules of the trail and group riding norms. Participants must provide own multi-geared bike in good mechanical condition and a helmet. 13-16 years old.

Reservations required. $40/four sessions.

Schedule
May 4: Elm Creek Park Reserve
May 11: Baker Park Reserve
May 18: Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
May 25: Elm Creek Park Reserve

To register: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=197962309

Looking for some after school fun in May? Check out Bike Club for Teens - 2REC3130
Explore many parks by bike while getting to know new friends. Adventure around the park's trails and learn bike handling skills, basic rules of the trail and group riding norms. Participants must provide own multi-geared bike in good mechanical condition and a helmet. 13-16 years old.

Reservations required. $40/four sessions.

Schedule
May 4: Elm Creek Park Reserve
May 11: Baker Park Reserve
May 18: Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
May 25: Elm Creek Park Reserve

To register: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mnthreeriverswt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=197962309

04/24/2021

If you've got a kid in your life with a physical disability that you think would really benefit from a camp specifically geared towards kids with physical disabilities, there's one happening this summer! Get more details about it here: http://bit.ly/3vEabhD
#AccessibleOutdoors

04/23/2021

Nature heals, soothes and restores. 🌿🌻🌳

Join us for guided wellness walks at Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park this spring! Walk a 1-mile loop and stop along the way to pause, rest and reflect. Bring a journal if you want to write or draw sensory responses and a folding chair if you would like to sit in nature. There will also be an option to have a group circle reflection before departure. 📖🌅

Wellness Walks are scheduled for April 24, May 8 and May 22 from 9:30–10:30 AM. This program is free and registration is not required.

Directions: Once you enter French Regional Park, drive for about ¾-mile and park in the parking lot across the playground. Staff will be there to guide and gather participants before beginning the walk.

If you have any questions, concerns or accommodation requests, please contact Nicole Fernandez at [email protected].

The adapted kayaking programs are some of our most popular, and you may have picked up on during the second episode.  To...
04/20/2021
Minnesota – Minneapolis – Team River Runner

The adapted kayaking programs are some of our most popular, and you may have picked up on during the second episode. Today The Wandering Naturalist Podcast of Three Rivers Park District wanted to highlight one of the partners we work with on some of those programs, Team River Runner. Learn more about their program and their Minneapolis chapter.
#AccessibleOutdoors

TRR Minneapolis Minnesota may (arguably) have 10,000 lakes, but it also has hundreds of miles of rivers—many of them perfect for a kayak. What’s so great about Minnesota is its varied mixture of water from quiet scenic lakes and rivers, to roaring white water rivers and majestic Lake Superior.O...

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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I heard after this season's fat bike races wrap up the Dirt Cup, Nocturnal, and Frozen Fat race series are getting cancelled. Please keep them going. It's been a rough couple years of bad weather luck but try another year.