Wondering where to have your child’s birthday party? Here are a few ideas in the Three Rivers Park District.
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Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Rates and availability are subject to change. Call 763-559-9000 for more information.
Wild Birthday Parties
Kids take part in a one-hour outdoor activity with a party leader, followed by an open hour for games, gift opening and refreshments. Wild Birthday Parties are offered year-round and are appropriate for children age four and older.
Availability: It is recommend calling a minimum of six weeks in advance to request a date.
Cost: $90 for up to 15 children and six adults.
- Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove 763-694-7700
- Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis 763-694-7693
- Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve in Victoria 763-694-7650
- Richardson Nature Center at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington 763-694-7676
Miniature and Birdie Golf Parties
Miniature and Birdie Golf Parties are available at Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth. Putters are provided for guests. Choose to play the 18-Hole Mini Golf Course or the Birdie 9-Hole Pitch and Putt Course. Both courses are lighted for evening play.
Cost: The $110 fee also includes a two-hour reservation of the Golf View Pavilion. Guests are responsible for set-up and clean-up. Guests can bring food, paper products, decorations and party treats.
Birthdays at the Farm
Birthdays at the Farm are offered year-round at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista and are appropriate for children age 2 and older.
Participate in the Saturday Mornings on the Farm program and pay the program fee of $5/person. Private indoor space is not available, bring unlimited number of guests and use an outdoor picnic areas.
Party includes one-hour educator-led barn tour that includes meeting the animals and helping with chores and one-hour room rental for gift opening and serving your own refreshments. The cost is $100 for up to 15 children and six adults. Choose to participate in additional, one-half hour staff-led recreation or farm arts activities for $50 per activity.
Creative Play Parties
Creative Play Parties at Hyland Play Area in Bloomington are scheduled in 2.5-hour blocks and include one to two picnic tables and a Hyland VIP hat for the birthday honoree. Cake, food, paper products and decorations are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Piñatas not allowed.
Availability: May to September on weekdays after 3 p.m. and on weekends, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 12:30–3 p.m. or 3:30–6 p.m. Hours include set-up and clean-up.
Cost: $40 per table. Maximum two tables to accommodate up to 24 kids.
Guests can choose from a variety of art-inspired party themes at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony. Birthday parties are a two-hour celebration for ages four and up. The first hour is available for an art activity led by a professional art educator. The second hour is open. A room with tables, chairs and a sink are provided. Guests provide refreshments, decorations, compostable or reuseable dishware and utensils.
Cost: $100 for all activities except clay (up to 15 participants); $150 for a clay. activity. The cost for each additional child for all activities is $5. There is a maximum of 20 children.
Availability: 1-3 p.m. Sundays or 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Activities: Clay , birds. puppets and feeders, printmaking fish, woodland, wizards and fairies or apple cidering (April–October).