Wright County Parks & Recreation Programs and Activities

Fall and Winter Programs

Join us for some Fall fun by exploring some of our great parks on a guided hike or come experience something unique this winter in our dog sledding program or snowshoe events.  You are encouraged to "Explore the Opportunities" as much as you possibly can with Wright County Parks & Recreation. Registration is required for all programs.

Hiking Wright Fall Colors

Hiking in fall is simply the best, especially at Stanley Eddy Park! We will be hiking Stanley Eddy's south side, where you will walk through beautiful fall colors and also to the highest point in Wright County!

Cave Critters

What do bats, insects, rocks, and salamanders have in common? They all live in caves! At this day camp, you learn all about the cave ecosystem and the critical role each cave critter has! This day camp is for kids 6-12 years old. Bring a cold lunch; snacks will be provided.

Dog Sledding with Silent Run Adventures

Join Silent Run Adventures at Ney Park to learn everything you need to know about dog sledding. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best mushers around. After the presentation you will have a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being pulled by a team of Siberian Huskies around Ney Park. At the end of your outing warm up with hot cocoa or cider! Space is limited to 25 participants per session.

  Moonlit Snowshoe

It’s time to discover winter’s wonders off the beaten path as we venture to and through areas accessible only by snowshoe in winter. Join local naturalist David Grack on this snowshoe trek through Ney Park. Either bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair when you register.

Woodworking for Wildlife

A great program for the whole family! This program will be virtual, register for birdfeeder kit. On day of program instruction video will be posted. You will have the opportunity to build your own birdhouse and learn how to install and maintain it. Limit 2 feeders per family.

Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike/ Boot Hike

Bring your sweetheart out for a guided hike through the woods around Ney pond. Followed by a catered dinner inside the Nature Center! Caterer details to come. You can bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair with us.

Snowshoe

Family Snowshoe


It’s time to discover winter’s wonders off the beaten path as we venture to and through areas accessible only by snowshoe in winter. Join local naturalist David Grack on this snowshoe trek through Ney Park. Either bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair from the nature center. Registration is required.

Buckthorn Hiking Sticks


Select, cut, and create a buckthorn hiking stick. Learn about invasive species, how to identify buckthorn shrubs, and why it’s important to remove them from the Park System.

Winter Stargazing


Observe the night sky and learn about winter constellations with Wright County Parks and Recreation. This event will include a short presentation, a short hike, and of course, stargazing! Fun for all ages!
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