Explore Your Parks Day in Washington County June 1
All Washington County Parks are free to enter on Explore Your Parks Day June 1, and a number of activities are planned.
At the Historic Courthouse, Spokes & Folks: The Evolution of Bikes and Trails in Washington County Exhibit will have its grand opening.
Minnesota is considered the second most bike-friendly state in the United States, with residents riding bikes as a pastime, a mode of transport, a physical activity and a sport. To celebrate the history of the bicycles and to highlight the network of trails and paths in Washington County, including the history of rails to trails, the Washington County Historic Courthouse is hosting an exhibit Spokes & Folks: The Evolution of Bikes and Trails in Washington County, which will open June 1 and run through 2019.
Pine Point Regional Park will be the location for a Fitness Hike from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Take your workout outdoors. Enjoy park views while reaping the benefits of nature with a guided fitness hike at the park. Guided hikes offer a complete outdoor experience with strength and fitness challenges offered along the way. Guide Liz Westerhaus customizes the experience based on fitness levels.
Family fishing will be in Big Marine Park Reserve from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Minnesota Trout Unlimited and Trout in the Classroom will offer Family Fishing Programs in partnership with Washington County Parks.
Learn how to set up a rod, put bait on the hook, cast like a pro, and take fish off the hook, and learn about different kinds of fish and different ways to catch them. At least one adult per family is required to be present. A Minnesota fishing license is required for those ages 16 and older.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve will have a Campfire Program at 7:15 p.m., Nature Bracelets presented by the Washington County Library at the outdoor amphitheater in the modern campground for a 45-minute program.
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park will have a Campfire Program at 7:15 p.m. Warner Nature Center will bring a barred owl to the outdoor amphitheater in the modern campground for a 45-minute program,
See the Washington County website for park locations. Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.