Earth Day Activities

Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 around the world to celebrate planet Earth and to support environmental protection. Washington County will waive daily vehicle permit fees allowing free entry to Washington County Parks on April 22 in honor of Earth Day!



Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

10 - 11 a.m.

A Zumba® class takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise! 

Space is limited – Registration required - $10 per person.

Fitness Hike

Lake Elmo Park Reserve – Nordic Center Trailhead

10 a.m.

Plan for a beautiful hike along a 3 mile/60 minute trail and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of walking through nature. There will be a good variation of movement as we hike and some optional strength and balance challenges along the way. Wear layers, a good pair of trail shoes and join us on the trail!

No registration required.

Frisbee Disc Golf 

Lake Elmo Park Reserve – South Pavilion (weather dependent)

12 – 6 p.m.

A portable 9-hole frisbee disc-golf course will be set up at the South Pavilion.  Parks staff will be on-site for an introduction lesson to the sport, and there will a limited supply of disc's for parks users to borrow.  

Story Stroll

Big Marine Park Reserve

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Take a walk while reading a great book on the Story Adventure Trail at Big Marine Park Reserve! This story stroll follows a walking path that loops by the playground and picnic shelter.  "How to Change a Planet" by Christina Soontornvat will be on display starting Thursday, April 20 and will run through the month of May.