Full event calendar coming soon!
New This Year!
Intro to Ice Fishing Class
Join us on the ice for some fishing fun! Instructor and Fishing for All owner, Evan Griggs, will teach basic ice safety and ice fishing skills for the whole family. All equipment is provided. Dress for the weather.
FREE. Registration required for this one-hour session. Parent/guardian must be present. No fishing license required. Mon, January 17, 12-2:15pm, Moore Lake Park.
Intro to Forest Bathing Walks
Take a guided stroll through the forest with David Motzenbecker, an award-winning landscape architect and certified ANFT-Forest Therapy Guide. Forest bathing allows participants to come to nature for spiritual, mental, and physical nourishment. This introduction is a 25-minute version of the longer walks led by David’s company, Motz Forest Bathing Experiences.
FREE. Ages 18+ only. Walks occur at WinterFest on the half-hour between 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 22.
Friendly Fridley Competition
Skiing, skating, sledding and more! Use your Park Passport to find activities and earn points for throughout the week and win cool prizes! Click on the Friendly Fridley Competition Tab for more information!
Maps Coming Soon!
The Passport is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy a variety of winter activities ranging from sledding to snowshoeing to ice fishing! Thirteen City parks (including Springbrook Nature Center) will be included on the passport; check in at at least three parks and receive a prize! Passports will be available in three ways: using your phone, as a printable version on website, or for pick up at City Hall or Springbrook Nature Center during business hours.
During the course of the event, January 18-22, visit any three (or more if you wish) of the participating parks and complete one or more of the featured activities. Then, find the main park sign where a Passport poster is attached to the back. Some parks have two signs, in which case both will have the poster. You will only need to visit one as they have the same information. The Passport does not need to be completed in one day. In fact, we prefer you spread your visits out over the course of the week. I.e. snowshoeing at Springbrook on Sunday, sledding at Commons on Tuesday, etc.
Passports can be completed via the mobile passport or the paper passport.
Mobile Passport Version using QR code scans:
- A QR code will be listed on the poster.
- Scan the code using your phone’s QR code reader (or download a QR reader app).
- You will be redirected to the City’s website to complete three questions: name of park, the activity completed, name, and email address. This information helps us verify visits.
- Once three park submissions have been made, you will receive a congratulatory email inviting you to retrieve your prize pack (one per family).
Paper Version using poster passwords:
- Passports will be available on this page for you to print out at home OR available for pick up at Springbrook Nature Center (100 85th Ave, NW) or City Hall (7071 University Ave NE) during business hours. Springbrook is open on weekends.
- Grab a pen and head out to the parks!
- A password will be listed on the Passport poster. Fill in the fields on the passport, one of which is the password.
- Once three parks have been visited, submit via:
- Springbrook Nature Center or City Hall – prize pack will be given to you (one per family)
- Take a photo and email to: Recreation@FridleyMN.gov – stop by Springbrook or City Hall to pick up prize pack (one per family)
Passport Folding Instructions
Friendly Fridley Competition
Skiing, skating, sledding and more! Use your Park Passport to find activities and earn points for throughout the week. Each activity is 50 points, with an extra 100 points for participation in WinterFest Day activities. All participants who complete 3+ activities will receive a goody bag. Grand prizes will be awarded to the three participants who earn the most points. Follow us on social media @fridleyrecreation for a sneak-peak of prizes.
The medallion hunt will be held at Springbrook Nature Center on Saturday, January 22nd from 11:30am to 2:00 pm. Clues will be released every 30 minutes until 1:30 pm. There will be a $100 cash prize for the finder of the medallion.
Medallion Hunt Clues
Clues will be published below at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. They will also be available on the City of Fridley and Springbrook Nature Center Facebook pages as well as the Recreation Instagram Page.
Free Snowshoe Rental
During the event, free snowshoe rental will be available (valid Jan 22, 2022 only).
*Snowshoes are available for use within Springbrook Nature Center only.
More information coming soon!
**Special thanks to the Fridley Lions Club for their generous donation which makes this event possible.
**Thanks to Winterfest Partners: