Parks & Trails

Wellness in the Parks: May Programming

Wellness Walks, Nature Journaling, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Moving Outdoors

Join us for a gentle nature walk, discover the benefits of nature journaling, a fun family scavenger hunt, or a class offering techniques for quieting the mind and easing the body: Visit here for more information.

All programs are free; registration is not required but are encouraged to receive pre-program communication including weather changes and cancellations. Registration is open now at Three Rivers Parks.

Questions? Facing barriers to attending? Contact Annie to work with your needs. Contact Annie Bunio, Parks Wellness Programmer at or 612-322-5746.

Park updates and information

Updates regarding access to Scott County’s regional parks and trails including regional park buildings are provided by Three Rivers Park District, the County’s operating partner: Three River’s Parks.

Until further notice, all business with the County parks and trails staff who provide face to face service at the Government Center is being done only through email and phone:

About the Park System

In 2004, Scott County became the tenth Regional Park implementing agency for the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a new implementing agency, we are beginning a process that will create a park, trail, and open space system that enhances the health and spirit of our residents and our guests by connecting people to the natural world.
Scott County is home to Cleary Lake, Spring Lake, and Cedar Lake Farm regional parks, as well as  Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve and the Big Woods Regional Trail.  Under a joint powers agreement, Scott County and Three Rivers Park District combine resources to collectively operate all regional parks and trails in the county.

Regional Park Process

Scott County is a regional park implementing agency of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Funding for Scott County’s regional parks and trails master planning has been provided through a grant received under the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act, in which 14.25% of the funds generated from the 3/8% increase in the state sales tax will provide funding for regional and state parks and trails. Connect to an Active Lifestyle
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River Bluffs to Big Woods: A Parks and Nature Storytelling Project created by Scott County Library in partnership with Scott County Parks & Trails! 

Interested in learning to write about your outdoor experiences? Teaching artist and author Jon Lurie will help your story take shape as you reflect on your experiences in the outdoor spaces of Scott County.

Submit your work for consideration to be published by the Library in a new work called "River Bluffs to Big Woods." All selections will receive a $50 stipend and copy of the book. You do not need to submit your story to enjoy these workshops.

April 9, Cleary Lake Regional Park Visitor Center

10 AM - 12 PM (in person)

April 23, Prior Lake Library

10 AM - 12 PM (in person)

To register, visit or contact 952-447-3375 – click here for more info!