Events and Activities at Regional Parks

Regional Parks Adventure Guide PDF, 9 MB.

Ready for an adventure?

Our 64 regional parks are still open during the fall and winter! Don't let a little bit of cold air stop you.

To help you get outside and explore, we've created an adventure guide that lists all of the parks, along with activities and challenges. It's a great tool to continue exploring the outdoors.

In the Twin Cities, you can get to any of our parks within an hour.
 


Three people posing with a dog in the snow.Winter scavenger hunt

Looking for a fun winter adventure? An island getaway? A hidden waterfall? A bird colony? It’s time for the Regional Parks Winter Adventure, a metro-wide, digital scavenger hunt using the GooseChase app!

Missions are listed alphabetically by the 10 regional park agencies and then separated by park. You can search for specific parks or agencies. Each mission also has a link to the park’s website for more information. Try to complete all the missions, or just check off a few!

You can play as a team on one phone, or use multiple phones to participate. We will have a drawing of teams with the top point values. Prizes include maps, guides, carabiners, and free rental passes.

We hope you have a ton of fun playing and learn about some hidden gems of our regional parks system!

How to play

  1. Download the free GooseChase iOS or Android app

  2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username and password.

  3. Search for our game, Regional Parks Winter Adventure (or enter game code JW1WRL).

  4. Follow the prompts to create or select a team, or to create or select an individual player profile.

Download instructions from GooseChase (PDF)

Parking at regional parks

  • Anoka and Washington County parks have a fee for entry. All-day vehicle permits are $7 and can be purchased when you arrive at a park, or you can buy a $30 annual pass online. Vehicle permits can be used for both parks systems. Anoka and Washington parks in the scavenger hunt: Rum River Central Regional Park, Riverfront Regional Park, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Pine Point Regional Park, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.

  • The other regional park systems offer free parking.

Contact us

If you have any questions or issues, email Ellie Hohulin at eleanor.hohulin@metc.state.mn.us.