FREE Sunset Yoga class in Eagan

Have you ever done yoga?  If you haven’t, now is the chance to try it for free.  This Sunday April 23rd the Eagan Fitness Center is partnering with the National Park Service ParkRx Day, and will be hosting a FREE Sunset Yoga Class.  It will take place from 6:30-7:30 at the Eagan Community Center.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for it to be outside, otherwise it will be moved indoors.

The Eagan Fitness Center is partnering with the National Park Service ParkRx Day to provide a FREE Sunset Yoga class. National ParkRx Day is a national celebration promoting the growing movement of prescribing park and nature to patients to improve human health. Celebrate with us on Sunday, April 23 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center. Class will be outside or in the gymnasium (weather dependent).

Teddy Bear Park Is Open for 2017

If you’ve never been to the one of the kind Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater, add it to your list.  Not only does it offer some great outdoor fun for kids, it’s a nice spot to enjoy the view of Stillwater as it’s located up on the hill.  There’s also nice indoor bathrooms on site as well.  It’s not open all year, but we just received news that Teddy Bear Park is Open for 2017.  There’s sure to be plenty of warm days ahead to enjoy this great place.

Teddy Bear Park is located at 207 Nelson Street E on the corner of 2nd Street South and Nelson Street near downtown Stillwater. The park is open to the public 8 am to 8 pm from mid-April to mid-October weather dependent.
The park play equipment is designed for children 7 years of age and younger.  There is no admission to visit and play in the park.

We don’t live close enough to visit this great park very often, but we do stop by when we are in the area.  Are there other great parks you’ve discovered in outstate MN that we can write about?  Please send us a message or comment below. Would love share other great places with our readers.

2017 Season Opening of Three River Parks District Outdoor Play Areas

Hyland Park

Many of look forward to the 2017 Season Opening of Three River Parks District Outdoor Play areas.  We would all love it if they were open year round, but many of the larger areas are not.  Thankfully the list of the open outdoor play areas seems to be getting longer, so there are more options.  You can take a look at what is open and what is not here on the website.

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Remember the fun of playing on a playground? Climbing, sliding, swinging higher and higher. Create new memories at our Play Areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun. The structures are inspected every year prior to opening and daily by Three Rivers Staff to ensure safety

Elm Creek

 

Tree Moon Walk at Richardson Nature Center

The Three Rivers Park District Tree Moon Walk, at Richardson Nature Center takes place this Saturday, April 8th. With some warm weather in the forecast, it would be a great evening to get out and enjoy nature.  The event is from 7:30-9pm, the cost is $5 per person.  The walk is for those ages 6 and up.  Put on those hiking shoes and get ready to enjoy a spring evening.  You can register here on the Three River Park website.

Fill your senses on a spring night hike. Identify trees and search for creatures relying on them. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult

Hiking and Walking in the Three Rivers Park District

I hope we can safely say that it’s spring, soon the white snow will be out of site.  With each day, I see more and more signs of spring. Thankfully we live in state that offers a lot of public land for us to be able to enjoy the outdoors.  So, even if you live in the middle of a town, you too have access to hiking and walking close by.  The Three Rivers Park District offers access to over 27, 000 acres of parks and trails.  Hiking and Walking is a way to get out and enjoy what spring has to offer.  The Three Rivers Park District recently updated and revamped their website, making it even easier to find a place to hike or walk.

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
― John Muir

Bunny Garden at the Woodlake Nature Center

Most of us can admit it, bunnies are adorable.  Would I want to own one, probably not, but I still think they are adorable.  If you’re like me then the Bunny Garden at the Woodlake Nature Center event would be a great thing to check out. This event was actually started because of all the ads for bunnies this time of year.  The Bunny Garden is not an event where you go and get pressured to buy a bunny, it’s part education and also fun. There are various dates to choose from starting on April 2nd through April 15th.       You can read what the event is all about, as well as purchase tickets for a date that works for you, here on their website.

 

Maple Syrup Through History at The Landing

What better way to learn about the history of Maple Syrup, than by riding a horse-drawn trolley along the route?  The Landing, located in Shakopee has an event this Saturday called Maple Syrup Through History.  People will be dressed in period clothing, answering questions and explaining about the historical aspects of Maple Syrup in Minnesota.  It takes place this Saturday, March 18th from 10am-4pm.

Ride a horse-drawn trolley and visit with maple syrup makers from the past. Journey to the sugar bush with a naturalist from Richardson Nature Center and discover how the trees of Minnesota helped serve early pioneers. Perfect for scouts working on badge requirements. Last entry at 3 PM. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

To preregister, call 763.559.6700; drop-ins welcome.

Fees

$8 ages 18-64
$5 ages 2-17 and 65+
Children under 2 free

 

Maple Syrup Time at Richardson Nature Center

Saturday is Maple Syrup Time at Richardson Nature Center.  A time to learn about Maple Syrup and the start to finish of how sap becomes syrup.   The Richardson Nature Center is located in Bloomington, and the Maple Syrup Time event takes place from 2-3:30.  If you can’t make this Saturday, there will be another event on March 25th.  You can find more information about the event and register in advance here on the website.

Maple Syruping Day at the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center

Tomorrow is the first of many maple syrup events, that will take place around Minnesota.  Maple Syruping Day at the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center, takes place from 12pm-4pm tomorrow March 4th.  A family friendly event where can learn about the history and process of making maple syrup.  There’ll be activities going on throughout the day including: log tapping, sap boiling, spile making, maple syrup sampling, crafts, refreshments, and more.   No advance registration required, there’s a $5 admission fee and 3 and under are free.

In the Park after Dark – Winter at Silverwood Park

Learning things in a park after dark takes on a whole different meaning in the winter.  Join others for a fun event called “In the Park after Dark – Winter” at Silverwood Park.  It takes places Thursday, February 16th from 7-8:30.   The theme for the evening will be “Fired Up for Survival – Survival and Building Fire Kits”.   There’s a small fee to attend and they do prefer reservations.  You can find all the information here.