GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — From the blazing reds and yellows of original “big-woods” maple and basswood forests to the vibrancy of majestic oaks, Three Rivers parks promise to be awash in color again this fall. 

With 150 miles of hiking trails winding their way through 27,000 acres of prairie, wetlands and forests, there’s no better place in the Twin Cities to experience the splendor of fall.

50th Anniversary Prairie Celebration

Three Rivers is celebrating the oldest and largest restored prairie in the Twin Cities, planted 50 years ago in 1969, Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Only 2% of Minnesota’s 18 million acres of prairie remain.

The park district started restoring old farm fields back to prairie habitat in 1969. 

Crow Hassan is the largest track of restored prairie in the Twin Cities.

The park district now manages over 1,600 acres of restored prairie throughout the metro.

You can learn more about Three Rivers on their website.

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