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

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!