2020 Summer Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have had to rethink how we live, work and play. The Recreation and Springbrook teams have been working creatively to safely offer new types of programs both in-person and at-home. This page lists all the Recreation and Springbrook programming for summer 2020. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Springbrook Nature Center at 763-572-3588 or Springbrook@FridleyMN.gov or Recreation at 763-572-3570 or Recreation@FridleyMN.gov.

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Recreation Programming

Free Events

  • Rec ‘n Roll: Join us out in the parks this summer for outside of the box fun! Programs will be held at Commons Park and although free, pre-registration will be required to help us control group gathering size. 
  • The Great Fridley Get Together: Join your fellow Fridley-ians and gather together, apart. Save Monday, August 17 at 6 p.m. in your calendar. 
  • Lawn of the Week: Get your mower and green thumb ready!  City staff will be identifying outstanding yards of Fridley residents whose lawn exemplify creativity, neatness and beauty.   
  • Adopt-A-Park: Are you looking to make a positive impact in the Fridley Community? Adopt a Fridley park!

Adult, Youth and Parent/Child  

Youth Activities

  • Youth Park Tae Kwon Do
  • Soccer Camp (offered by Sports Unlimited Ages 5-12) 
  • Cheer Camp (offered by Sports Unlimited Ages 4-7) 
  • Play @ the Park: This is a morning recreational program designed to involve children in a variety of activities including games, stories, crafts and imagination to provide a well-rounded experience for your active child.   

Evening Preschool Sports – ages 3-5  

Evening Youth Sports – Gr. K-3 

Kids playing soccer in field

Springbrook Programming


All Ages Programming

Nature Out of the Box: With this new program, you can gather up your friends and family and go on your own nature adventures, with non-contact support from your friendly, neighborhood naturalists.  

Purchase Nature Out of the Box and get all this:

  • A Box filled with 4 nature adventures for the whole family, including the supplies you will need and some instructions for how to do each activity 
  • Access to online content by SNC Naturalists just for you 
  • Naturalist-curated supplies to enhance your time outdoors 
  • Tips and tricks for how to include everyone, from toddlers to grownups 

The boxes will be available for pick up at the nature center building (daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) from the 15th of each month through the end of the month. You MUST pay for your box in advance by the first of the month ($50) And if you are one of the first ten registrants, you will receive a BONUS item specially selected for this month’s adventures. 

Outdoor AdventuresThis private program series is for small family/friend groups consisting of no more than 9 people. There is no age limit for this program, but a parent/guardian must be in attendance for all registrants under the age of 18. Whether you are 5 for 50, we will create an adventure for your group. The program will be entirely outside and will begin at our picnic shelter.  

Fees: $50, up to 9 people total, regardless of age. Availability: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am and 2 pm - 3:30 pm.  

Explore the topics and choose what is best for you! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call and we will help you build your own adventure! 

  • Survival: See if you have what it takes to build a shelter from scratch and start a fire without matches! 
  • Archery: Learn the basics of archery starting with what came before the modern bow.  
  • Pond Exploration: Learn about the wetlands of Springbrook from inside them! Whether you dip in a hand or jump in with both feet we’ll get an up-close view of our ponds and the creatures inside them.  
  • Insect Discovery: Dive into the secret world of insects within Springbrook’s Prairies. We’ll get up close to the diverse world of insects and how they color our landscapes.  
  • Build Your Own Adventure: If your interests don’t fit any of the adventures above, we’ll work with you to build an adventure that fits your interests. 

Booking your program: Are you ready to get started with your Outdoor Adventure?  Call the nature center at 763-572-3588 and book your program today!  Time slots are limited, don’t wait. 

Youth Programming

Dear Naturalist: Nature is a place of wonder and mystery! Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone who could help you solve those mysteries? Naturalists’ favorite tasks is to help children navigate nature mysteries. While we can’t solve all of them, we can sure try! We will answer every single question but every Thursday we will answer one by live video.  

There are two ways to send your questions.   

1. You can write a letter (make sure you include an email address we can send our response to). Mail it to: Springbrook Nature Center 100 85th Ave NW  Fridley, MN 55432 

2. Submit your question online.

Get Curious (available through August 2020): Find engaging and educational activities for curious kids and their grownups.  These activities might start as a video, online presentation, or a set of instructions for you to try something cool at home.   

Coloring Pages: Thanks to naturalist Emily, we are able to provide you with fun coloring pages inspired by the places and things you might find on a trip to Springbrook.  Enjoy!