Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park

Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park Located along the northern shore of Medicine Lake, French Regional Park offers 337 acres of outdoor recreation opportunities.
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French Regional Park offers year-round recreational opportunities within 337 acres of park land and 2 miles of shoreline along Medicine Lake. Amenities include paved and turf trails, access to the Medicine Lake Regional Trail, swimming, fishing, picnic grounds, a large creative play area, public boat launch, lighted cross-country skiing, sliding hill, and a variety of recreation programs.

Mission: The mission of Three Rivers Park District is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system.

Three Rivers Park District
05/09/2020

Three Rivers Park District

With everyone fishing closer to home this opener a gentle reminder that our boat launches will be busy. Please remember to social distance and to check your boat for aquatic invasive species before launching
#6FeetPlease #SocialDistancing #FishingOpenerMN #FishingOpener #GoodLuck

Three Rivers Park District
05/08/2020

Three Rivers Park District

Good luck during tomorrow’s fishing opener! When fishing from shore or a pier, a gentle reminder to social distance. Six feet is about the length of the average fishing pole🎣

🌳 #MindfulMonday
04/27/2020

🌳 #MindfulMonday

A reminder that our play area is closed. The health and safety of our park guests is our top priority. For COVID -19 rel...
04/25/2020

A reminder that our play area is closed. The health and safety of our park guests is our top priority. For COVID -19 related updates visit the link below.
https://bit.ly/2VDONt3

#WhereIsItWednesdayDo you know where this beautiful tree is at French Park?Leave your guesses in the comments below or b...
04/22/2020

#WhereIsItWednesday

Do you know where this beautiful tree is at French Park?
Leave your guesses in the comments below or better yet go hunt it down and show us your own photo of it!

Please remember to practice safe Social Distancing on our trails and stay at least 6 feet apart from one another.

It is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22. What does this mean to you? How do you engage in susta...
04/20/2020

It is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22. What does this mean to you? How do you engage in sustainable practices at home or when visiting the park?

During this time while buildings and restrooms are temporarily closed, please plan ahead and utilize a #packin #packout strategy during your visits! When buildings reopen, our friendly staff are happy to help answer questions about sorting, recycling and composting!

Let us do our part in keeping this Earth clean so we can continue to hear the music it gifts to all of us!

#MindfulMonday

#NatureWalkWednesdayDon't forget to practice safe social distancing on the trails!
04/15/2020

#NatureWalkWednesday

Don't forget to practice safe social distancing on the trails!

Please remember to practice #socialdistancing while enjoying the outdoors. 🥾 Trails: Say "on your left" before passing. ...
04/15/2020

Please remember to practice #socialdistancing while enjoying the outdoors.

🥾 Trails: Say "on your left" before passing. Step to the side of the trail to allow others to pass.

🐟 Fishing: Maintain 6' between you and others.

☀️ Enjoy! Warmer days are ahead!

#MindfulMonday
04/13/2020

#MindfulMonday

With the brisk wind and early morning snow, it's a great day for a crossword! Show us your results in the comments! #Dis...
04/09/2020

With the brisk wind and early morning snow, it's a great day for a crossword! Show us your results in the comments! #DistanceLearning #FrenchPark

Remember to practice #socialdistancing while on the trail:-Remain a minimum of 6’ from others.-Avoid gathering in groups...
04/08/2020

Remember to practice #socialdistancing while on the trail:

-Remain a minimum of 6’ from others.
-Avoid gathering in groups.
-Step off to the side to allow others to pass.

Limited trash receptacles are available. Please #packinpackout.

Enjoy your hike and share some pics in the comments!
#NatureWalkWednesday

Day transitions to evening. #LakeviewTrail #MedicineTrail #FrenchPark
04/08/2020

Day transitions to evening.
#LakeviewTrail #MedicineTrail #FrenchPark

Comment Below what kind of species you've found! #TechTuesday #DistanceLearning
04/07/2020

Comment Below what kind of species you've found! #TechTuesday #DistanceLearning

04/06/2020
Lowry Nature Center of Three Rivers Parks

Jump to 4:42 to learn about American Toads, with Naturalist Lauren. For all of our distance learners - what's one thing you learned about toads that you didn't know before?

Today Naturalist Lauren is back to teach us about American Toads.

#MindfulMonday
04/06/2020

#MindfulMonday

What are some of your favorite spots?
04/05/2020
Three Rivers Park District

What are some of your favorite spots?

As Earth blooms, we’re all feeling the urge to get outside and welcome spring. But in the midst of COVID-19, how can we do it safely?

We’ve rounded up a list of some "not-as-busy" areas in our parks where you can find the space you need to spread out and still bask in the beauty of spring sunshine this weekend. 🌱☀️

04/04/2020

Start your day with a virtual hike along the 1.5K Lagoon Trail. What have you discovered along the trail? #hikewithus #frenchpark

04/04/2020
Lowry Nature Center of Three Rivers Parks

Have you heard this sound of spring?

Have you been hearing a strange sound in a wetland near you? Wondering what’s making all that noise? Let’s find out!

How are you taking time for YOU this week? Some ideas for 30 minutes of self-care:- Enjoy a walk in a quiet area.- Rest ...
04/03/2020

How are you taking time for YOU this week? Some ideas for 30 minutes of self-care:

- Enjoy a walk in a quiet area.
- Rest alongside a shoreline, reflect, and reset.
- Practice yoga outdoors.
- Read a book by a window, in the sunshine.
- Do your gym workout at home, at an isolated area of a park, or in your yard.
- Park in a spot away from others and listen to the birds and sounds of spring.
- Hang with your best pup. 🐕
- Meditate.
- Journal.
- Go for an evening run.

What is something you enjoy that helps you relax and fills you up?

As recreation and nature enthusiasts, we continually connect with nature in various ways – from inside a classroom, an o...
04/02/2020

As recreation and nature enthusiasts, we continually connect with nature in various ways – from inside a classroom, an office, at home, and of course - the outdoors. Today’s word search is a creative way to stay connected with the natural world, reflect on your park experiences, and create memories from the comfort of home. Bonus: it’s also a fun activity for #distancelearning!

What are some ways you connect with nature, whether in the park or from afar?

It’s a beautiful day for a #NatureWalk. The 1.5K Lagoon Trail is popular for skiing, but is also a beautiful hike April ...
04/01/2020

It’s a beautiful day for a #NatureWalk. The 1.5K Lagoon Trail is popular for skiing, but is also a beautiful hike April – October. Along the way, you may spot wildlife such as deer, mink, or even a barred owl. Share your sightings below!

Please practice #socialdistancing while in the parks: remain a minimum of 6’ from other guests, and inform other hikers before passing.

Are you itching for an adventure? Today’s #TechTuesday highlights a cool app which bridges nature and technology and can...
03/31/2020

Are you itching for an adventure? Today’s #TechTuesday highlights a cool app which bridges nature and technology and can be done independently (or as a family), while practicing safe #socialdistancing.

Munzee is a worldwide scavenger hunt that you can play for free from your phone while you get some fresh air outside. Discover different areas of the park as you use the map to help track down QR codes and make captures. Share some pics below!

Please remember to stay 6’ from others and continue to practice safe social distancing while on your quest!

Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park
03/30/2020

Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park

Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park's cover photo
03/30/2020

Three Rivers Park District - French Regional Park's cover photo

Whether time is tight right now with additional responsibilities or you're finding an abundance of it, remember time out...
03/30/2020

Whether time is tight right now with additional responsibilities or you're finding an abundance of it, remember time outside is time well spent. Reflect and reset while enjoying a walk outdoors. Though facilities, play areas, and restrooms are closed, our parks and trails are open. Please #packinpackout and be sure to practice safe #socialdistancing while enjoying the park and trails. Even better? Drop a pic below! #mindfulmonday

Three Rivers Park District
03/30/2020

Three Rivers Park District

A trumpeter swan has a wingspan of 6 feet. When you visit our parks and trails, be a trumpeter swan and put 6 feet of wingspan between you and others. 🦢6️⃣ #SocialDistancing #ThreeRiversParks

Three Rivers Park District
03/26/2020

Three Rivers Park District

Yesterday, Governor Walz issued an executive order for all Minnesotans to Stay at Home from March 27 at 11:59 PM to April 10 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are committed to doing our part to help protect the health and safety of the community we serve and our employees.

As part of this order, Minnesotans are still able to be outside to get exercise and fresh air. Our parks and trails will remain open as places to recreate and recharge, as long as the social and physical distancing requirements of maintaining 6 feet between others are followed.

All buildings, including restrooms and drinking fountains, will be closed until further notice. Seasonal facilities, including play areas, campgrounds, group camps, golf courses and disc golf are also closed. We will continue to monitor the situation and assess what is feasible to open and when. As happens this time of year, some trails may also need to periodically close due to weather-related impacts. The latest information on what is open and what is closed can be found on our website.

Consistent with the Governor’s orders to extend the distance learning timeframe, all programs, events and reservations will be canceled through Monday, May 4. Guests impacted by these cancellations will be contacted via email or phone with additional information on refunds and rescheduling.

We ask all visitors, especially during the Stay at Home order, to be respectful of others in the park and of the natural resources we are working to protect. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, we ask you to:

* Practice social and physical distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet between yourself and others.

*Come prepared to not have access to restrooms, drinking water or trash disposal.

*Refrain from gathering or congregating in parking lots, entrances or other areas of the parks.

*Leave no trace – please carry your trash out of the park with you for disposal at home. This includes picking up after your dog.

*Keep dogs on a 6-foot leash (except in designated off-leash areas).

*Follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines for personal hygiene and etiquette prior to and during your visit.
Avoid visiting if you are not feeling well or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness.

Some of our facilities, including dog off-leash areas, require a recreation pass to access. Passes are currently available to purchase online only. We understand that the closure of buildings, facilities and amenities can be challenging, but we appreciate your cooperation. Together we can get through these challenging and uncertain times; thank you for understanding.

For the most up-to-date information on our response to the developing situation around COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 webpage. We have put together answers to some frequently asked questions to help everyone better understand what is available at Three Rivers Parks in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we all work to help keep our community healthy and safe. We know that spending time outside and getting exercise is good for our physical and mental health, and we are happy to provide these opportunities to the community, especially at important times like these.

Sincerely,

Boe Carlson
Superintendent
Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District
03/20/2020

Three Rivers Park District

Here are some simple guidelines to keep in mind when taking advantage of Minnesota's beautiful outdoor spaces! Let's all work together to stay happy and healthy!

Three Rivers Park District
03/17/2020

Three Rivers Park District

Starting tomorrow morning, all of our buildings will be closed to the public through Sunday, April 5. This closure also includes all programs, events and facility reservations. Our parks and trails remain open for people to get out and enjoy!

Program refunds will be automatically applied and staff will be connecting with anyone whose reservation has been impacted.

If you have questions, connect with us at 763.559.6700 or [email protected]. Additional information is also available on our website. www.threeriversparks.org/covid19

Three Rivers Park District
03/15/2020

Three Rivers Park District

After thoughtful consideration and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel all programs scheduled between March 16-31.

This is consistent with the recommendations of Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health. Program fees will be automatically refunded to your account.

While we are cancelling programs, our parks are still open. We encourage people to come out and enjoy nature; going for a hike or a bike ride are great ways to get fresh air while also practicing social distancing.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Our guest services phone lines (763.559.6700) are open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Three Rivers Park District
03/14/2020

Three Rivers Park District

The health and safety of our park guests and employees is our top priority. With the developing situation around COVID-19, we wanted to share a few updates with you regarding our operations and plans to keep the parks open. Visit our website for important information.
https://www.threeriversparks.org/news/message-regarding-covid-19

03/04/2020
Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District

Tune into The Wandering Naturalist Podcast this month and discover how Three Rivers Park District strikes a balance between recreation and preservation in the parks. Find out how it's decided where to put a trail and where to preserve habitat, and learn why the Park District's 80/20 policy is so important in managing habitats in park reserves.
https://www.threeriversparks.org/podcast

Three Rivers Park District
02/20/2020

Three Rivers Park District

On the fence about joining Three Rivers Park Patrol? Not sure what Park Patrol is? Have questions before you start?

Watch for the Park Patrol Q&A tomorrow on Three Rivers Park District Volunteering page - with real, live Park Patrol volunteers at the ready to answer your questions!

Did you know there is a team of volunteers on park and regional trails in Three Rivers ready to help in any situation? T...
02/02/2020

Did you know there is a team of volunteers on park and regional trails in Three Rivers ready to help in any situation? They are known as park patrollers and each year, there are about 100 volunteers who patrol Three Rivers on paved bike/hike trails, singletrack mountain bike trails, horse trails, cross-country ski trails, and at events. Spring patrol training is coming up! Consider joining this amazing team of volunteers this spring.”

We need you! We’re just two short months away from the All Patrol Summer Kick-off (April 1!) for all new and returning Three Rivers Park Patrol volunteers.

- What does a Park Patrol Volunteer do? Provide information and basic first aid/emergency assistance to park guests within Three Rivers parks and on Three Rivers regional trails. Provide a safe and enjoyable experience for park guests.

- What qualities make for a good Park Patrol Volunteer? Must be at least 16 years of age, have good customer service skills, good physical fitness, and intermediate skill in chosen patrol travel method (hike, cross country ski, bike, skate, snowshoe, horseback)

- Why join? Waived trail fees while patrolling, help others while enjoying the parks and trails, receive excellent training, earn Volunteer Fun Pass awards, and more!

Volunteer Park Patrol Guide: http://bit.ly/ParkPatrolGuide19-20

Photo credit: Byron Ritter, Three Rivers Park Patrol Volunteer

Three Rivers Park District
01/22/2020

Three Rivers Park District

Summer camp registration is now open! Sign up today for a summer of fun. Camps include; archery, paddling, fishing, fort building, living history, farm life, art, nature exploration and more!
https://www.threeriversparks.org/page/summer-camps

Address

12605 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN
55441

Opening Hours

Monday 05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 22:00
Thursday 05:00 - 22:00
Friday 05:00 - 22:00
Saturday 05:00 - 22:00
Sunday 05:00 - 22:00

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(763) 694-7750

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please repost this everywhere **** i found a mothers ring in the parking lot of the visitors center on 5/25. with 2 birthstones and names on it. would love to return to owner. email at [email protected]🤩 ******
i found a mothers ring in the parking lot of the visitors center on 5/25. with 2 birthstones and names on it. would love to return to owner. email at [email protected]🤩
Any chance the new playground is open Tuesday when we make our yearly trip from Wisconsin down to the candy store in Jordan?
Our family has enjoyed French Park for twenty-some years with our children and grandchildren. The famous "Rope Playground" is loved by hundreds. PLEASE tell us when we can play there this summer. It is not May 22, 2018
Greater Yellowlegs at Frech Regional today
You officially have plans June 9th! Join the Mid-West Brain Tumor Community at the Twin Cities Brain Tumor Walk - Presented by BTFC on June 9th at the French Regional Park! Register today to secure your T-shirt! #TCBrainTumorWalk #GoGray #GiveBack
When will the main playground be open for the kids to play on?
Kids of all ages enjoying the sledding hill at French Park!
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There is obviously no "on time" finishing bonus for the crew doing the work at French Park. Sure glad this company isn't out doing any major roadways. I've never seen such slow progress.