Tales from the Trails

Our Tales from the Trails e-newsletter will keep you up-to-date on events and programs at the nature center! You'll receive information on kids activities, adult programs and tips for exploring the park and more. Spend the day exploring at...

Springbrook Nature Center!


Check out upcoming programs


Saturday Family Fun

Join us on August 31 from 10-11 a.m.! Take an up-close look at some of the insects we feed to our turtles and toad. Head out to the prairie to use a sweep net to catch insects and whatever else is hiding in the tall grass! 


Summer Concert Series

Enjoy folk, pop, bluegrass, country and this 'n' that when Sweet Rhubarb performs on August 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Tiered seating is available or feel free to bring a blanket, cushion or camp chair! 


Wednesday Wildlife Walk

Meet a Springbrook naturalist for a morning stroll around the park on September 4! Discover what is happening in nature during the summer season and notice changes in animals, plants and fungi. Cameras, binoculars and notebooks welcome!


Playful Polliwogs

Crafted for kids 2-5 years and their adult companions, this hands-on, fast-paced weekly class will get your creativity flowing. There will be indoor and outdoor programs planned each week. 


Autumn Sampler

Join us for the third annual Springbrook Autumn Sampler! This 21+ event includes a variety of tastings, giveaways and food samplers - all while helping raise money for education opportunities at Springbrook! 


Photo Club

Enjoy nature photography? Photographers of all levels and ages are welcome to attend this free program! Discuss photos, new equipment, photography issues and possible photography opportunities. 

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Explore Springbrook Nature Center

We invite you to explore three miles of hiking trails at Springbrook Nature Center! Enjoy breath-taking views, amazing wildlife, aspen and oak forests, floating boardwalk and native prairies.

Springbrook News & Updates

Pumpkin Night tickets now available

Tickets are available for our annual Pumpkin Night in the Park! It will be held at Springbrook Nature Center on Saturday, October 19 from 6-10 p.m. Marvel at more than 1,000 carved and lit pumpkins, interact with costumed characters, dance the night away at the pumpkin patch dance, be amazed by fire dancers and more!

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 online at Eventbrite.com or in-person at Springbrook Nature Center. Attendees can also purchase tickets at the event for $10 (cash only). Ages 2 and under are free. 

Calling all pumpkin carvers!

Do you have a group that wants to get creative, work together and enjoy a fantastic fall event? Sign up to create a pumpkin display for our Jack-O-Lantern trail this October for Pumpkin Night in the Park. We will provide your group with 30 pumpkins to create a visual display.

This is a great opportunity for student groups, community groups and businesses looking for advertising or team building avenues! For more information, visit our website or call Springbrook Nature Center at 763-572-3588. 

Update: New Picnic Pavilion

 Construction on the Pavilion Activity Center will be moving along this fall. A concrete foundation for the building should be done by mid-September and the building construction will start soon afterward. We look forward to making the pavilion ready for community events in 2020 and using the space for our summer camps, classes and programs! 

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Springbrook Nature Center

100 85th Ave., N.E.

Fridley, MN 55432


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