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Partner Programs
This page will highlight programs being offered by partner organizations providing educational opportunities within the regional parks in Saint Paul.

Upcoming Programs: 
Take Aim at Summer Fun
Saturday May 18, 2013  12:00-3:30pm
DNR Central Region Headquarters, 1200 Warner Road, Saint Paul, MN Meet at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Parking lot, corner of Commercial and East Fouth Street, Saint Paul, MN
For more information, call 651-259-5800

Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to get outdoors! And if you live in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, there are lots of fun outdoor activities to enjoy nearby. On Saturday, May 18, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with St. Paul Parks and Recreation, the National Park Service and others to offer some hands-on help so you and your family can try out a variety of outdoor recreational activities and see which you like best.
  • See live fish and catch trout in the fishing pond.
  • Shoot a bow and arrow.
  • Go on a high-tech treasure hunt (geocaching).
  • Learn about firearms safety at the Lasershot range.
  • Learn about local plants and animals.

. . . And more!

All equipment provided and no experience necessary. Help us spread the word!

Bike with a Ranger 
Saturdays June through September
10am - 1pm
Saint Paul Park trips leave from Harriet Island
A family-friendly way to explore the Mississippi River. Join us this summer on a free, three-hour, nine mile ride held every Saturday, from June through September. Trips begin at 10am and end by 1pm. For more information, call 651-293-0200. You can also register online at:


All outdoor programs are weather dependent - programs may be canceled due to extreme weather including but not limited to: -20 degree temperatures, heavy snow, or conditions that make driving to the program unsafe. 

*Participants will be notified by phone in case of cancellation for City of Saint Paul programs that require registration.

**For all open programs please check the local news if the weather is in question.

Ongoing and Self-guided Programs:

New:  The Environment Committee of the Como Community Council, as part of its educational activity, has organized a self guided, pictorial tree identification program. The intention is to introduce Como Park visitors to the variety of interesting tree flora in the park, some of which are quite unique. Understanding some of our tree species will lead to a greater appreciation of the botanical treasures found in the park.


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