Our Tales from the Trails e-newsletter keeps you updated on events, programs and news related to Springbrook Nature Center. Spring is a beautiful time in Minnesota, and you can explore the changes among the nature center's animals, plants and fungi during this season. Plan your next visit to...
Springbrook Nature Center!
Check out upcoming programs
Bird Banding Stop in to Springbrook Nature Center on June 9 and 30 anytime between 6:30 a.m. - noon to see citizen science in action. Trained volunteers capture and release birds to document migration patterns, population trends and more.
Saturday Family Fun Day Join us on June 15 from 10-11 a.m.! Summer will be in full bloom and there will be all kinds of new, exciting things happening at Springbrook. Assemble a team for a scavenger hunt where you will find special items during a hike - all ages welcome!
Thanks to the support of the the Friends of Fridley Education Foundation, Springbrook has added three activity backpacks that can be checked out a no cost. These themed packs focus on exploring the incredible insects, wonderful wildlife and wetlands within Springbrook Nature Center. Packs include binoculars, insect nets, bug boxes and so much more. You'll have a great time learning and discovering!
Where did the picnic shelter go?
Our aging picnic shelter was removed in March 2019 to make way for a new picnic pavilion! Slated for construction this summer, the new pavilion will feature a covered picnic area, concession window, bathrooms and a small indoor classroom. Stay tuned for more information about the timeline and rental options as the project progresses!
Are dogs welcome at Springbrook?
Most of the staff at Springbrook have dogs of our own and they are a part of our families. However, we ask that visitors leave their dogs at home when they visit. This is so families with young children and visitors uncomfortable around dogs feel safe. Springbrook also has fragile ecosystems that can be impacted by pet waste, and wildlife viewing is at its best in a quiet atmosphere.