Wright County Parks & Recreation Programs and Activities

Spring/Summer Programs

Join us as the weather warms up for some fun in the outdoors. We are excited for our spring/summer programs as we have something for just about everyone. As always,  you are encouraged to "Explore the Opportunities" as much as you possibly can with Wright County Parks & Recreation. Registration is required for all programs.


Fungus Among Us

Can you tell a lichen from a fungus? Have you ever wanted to learn how to distinguish the different types of mushrooms? If either of these interests you, then join us for The Fungus Among Us - Spring Edition. This introductory class, led by Park Commissioner Martyn Dibben, will teach about character identification and the biology & ecology of lichens and fungi in central Minnesota.
 

Hiking Wright -  Spring Flowers

April showers have brought May wildflowers to Robert Ney Nature Center! This hike will go along the mile-long pond loop, looking for native flowers like the Dutchman's Breeches.



Paddle On!

Paddle On! @ The campgrounds! A two-hour guided tour of each lake! Learn about animals, plant life, and the great history of these lakes. For ages eight and older, 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All experience levels are welcomed!

Little Naturalist - Tadpoles

For the little naturalist in your home! Start the morning at the Robert Ney Nature Center for Storytime, followed by nature play and crafts! This session will be themed after tadpoles! This program is for kids 1-5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Little Naturalist - Chipmunks

For the little naturalist in your home! Start the morning at the Robert Ney Nature Center for Storytime, followed by nature play and crafts! This session will be themed after the small but mighty woodland creature, the Chipmunk! This program is for kids 1-5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.


Little Naturalist - Caterpillars

For the little naturalist in your home! Start the morning at the Robert Ney Nature Center for Storytime, followed by nature play and crafts! This session will be themed after the hungry, hungry caterpillar! This program is for kids 1-5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Park

Fly Tying with MN Trout

Minnesota Trout Unlimited is excited to partner with Wright County Parks and Recreation to provide a fly tying program this summer. Join us at Robert Ney Nature Center for a few hours of fun, learning, and meeting other anglers. This program will teach the basics of fly tying. Learn the different types of equipment and flies used. All equipment is provided.


bertram_dock fishing

Day Camp - Wonders of Water

Water is the thread that connects us all! Investigate the ecology of the river, the upland forests, and the soggy wetlands that are home to many birds and animals. This day camp is for kids ages 6-12 years old.

Base Camp -  Family Camping

An introductory family camping experience at Beebe Lake Regional Park where we will go over all the basics of camping! What gear is the best to invest in, set up and take down camp, camp cooking such as campfire pancakes! Plus, activities include kayaking, compasses skills, plant identification, and many more family fun experience! All you need to bring is bedding, and we will provide the rest! Each family will get a six-person tent, cook wear, sleeping pads, and a lantern!

Fly Fishing with MN Trout

Minnesota Trout Unlimited is excited to partner with Wright County Parks and Recreation to provide fly fishing programs this summer. Join us at Fairhaven Mill County Park for a few hours of fun, learning, and meeting other anglers. This program will teach the basics of fly fishing. Learn the different types of equipment and flies used, set up a rod and cast like a pro, and take fish off your hook. All equipment is provided. Guardians and youth over 16 years old will need an MN fishing license.

Women, Wine, and Water

Spend the evening kayaking, followed by a wine tasting and charcuterie boards at sunset. The guide kayak tour of the Bertram Chain of Lakes will be about an hour long. A local winery Fountain Hill Winery will provide wine. You must be 21+ to attend this event.



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