To register multiple people within a family for a program, click My Account-Edit Account-Add A Member (link at the bottom of that page). Add these individuals BEFORE registering for programs. Then, when you register, all of these family members will appear.
Bird Hikes
Enjoy a spring hike through Wood Lake and Veterans Park as we look for both migrating and resident birds. Discover how to identify species from sight and sound. Binoculars and field guides will be available for loan. Register in advance online for free, then pay at the door ($5/person, free for members).
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Spring Bird Hike, 5/19, 6:30-8p wl 5/19/2021 - 5/19/2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM W WLNC Info
Birthday Parties
Wood Lake offers several different outdoor birthday parties that are fun and educational. Join us in the Picnic Pavilion for a two hour party that is 100% outside! Start off with a naturalist-led activity (one hour) and use the outdoor picnic pavilion and sanitized picnic tables (with access to a portable restroom) for the second hour. Payment is due when the party is booked. Party bags available for $3.50 each. 10% discount on party fee for Friends of Wood Lake members. Register online at www.richfieldmn.gov/onlineregistration (search “birthday”).


Critter Hunt Birthday (ages 4-5): Become nature detectives and look for hidden animals at Wood Lake.
Treasure Hunt Birthday (ages 5-9): Answer nature riddles along the trail to receive puzzle pieces that lead to a hidden treasure.
Scaly Tales Birthday (ages 5-12): Meet a live snake, turtle, and salamander to learn all about these amazing creatures. Then take a hike outside to look for reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat.
Tracks and Trails (ages 5-12): Make a plaster track to take home, then hike the trails to search for real animals and their tracks. (June-August only)
Creatures from the Marsh Birthday (ages 5-12): Head out with nets and buckets to discover what creatures lurk in Wood Lake’s marsh (May-September only)
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Full Birthday Party: 06/05, 12:00-2:00p wl 6/5/2021 - 6/5/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Full Birthday Party: 06/05, 2:30-4:30p wl 6/5/2021 - 6/5/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/05, 9:30-11:30a wl 6/5/2021 - 6/5/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/12, 12:00-2:00p wl 6/12/2021 - 6/12/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/12, 2:30-4:30p wl 6/12/2021 - 6/12/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/12, 9:30-11:30a wl 6/12/2021 - 6/12/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/19, 12:00-2:00p wl 6/19/2021 - 6/19/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/19, 2:30-4:30p wl 6/19/2021 - 6/19/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/19, 9:30-11:30a wl 6/19/2021 - 6/19/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sa WLNC Info
Full Birthday Party: 06/26, 12:00-2:00p wl 6/26/2021 - 6/26/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Full Birthday Party: 06/26, 2:30-4:30p wl 6/26/2021 - 6/26/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 06/26, 9:30-11:30a wl 6/26/2021 - 6/26/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/10, 12:00-2:00p wl 7/10/2021 - 7/10/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/10, 2:30-4:30p wl 7/10/2021 - 7/10/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/17, 12:00-2:00p wl 7/17/2021 - 7/17/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/17, 2:30-4:30p wl 7/17/2021 - 7/17/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/24, 12:00-2:00p wl 7/24/2021 - 7/24/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 07/24, 2:30-4:30p wl 7/24/2021 - 7/24/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/07, 12:00-2:00p wl 8/7/2021 - 8/7/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/07, 2:30-4:30p wl 8/7/2021 - 8/7/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/14, 12:00-2:00p wl 8/14/2021 - 8/14/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/14, 2:30-4:30p wl 8/14/2021 - 8/14/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/21, 12:00-2:00p wl 8/21/2021 - 8/21/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/21, 2:30-4:30p wl 8/21/2021 - 8/21/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/28, 12:00-2:00p wl 8/28/2021 - 8/28/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register Birthday Party: 08/28, 2:30-4:30p wl 8/28/2021 - 8/28/2021 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Nature Adventurers
Preschoolers (ages 3-5 yrs), accompanied by an adult, will have an exciting time exploring a different nature topic together each visit! Enjoy circle time, stories, songs, puppets, crafts, activities and hikes in nature. Each class is fully outdoors and located in our picnic pavilion with access to portable bathrooms. Please dress for the weather! Current FOWL Members: to receive 10% off, enter the discount code "fowl" at checkout.

All participants are required to wear masks, social distance, and all equipment will be sanitized before and after programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Nature Adventurers, 05/18: Incredible Insects wl 5/18/2021 - 5/18/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tu WLNC Info
Waitlist Nature Adventurers, 05/19: Incredible Insects wl 5/19/2021 - 5/19/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM W WLNC Info
Waitlist Nature Adventurers, 05/25: Garden Planting Party wl 5/25/2021 - 5/25/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tu WLNC Info
Waitlist Nature Adventurers, 05/26: Garden Planting Party wl 5/26/2021 - 5/26/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM W WLNC Info
Summer Camps (1st-2nd Grade)
All of the classes below are for 1st & 2nd-Grade graduates. These five-day camps are Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:30 am, $100/child (one exception: the four-day option for Fantastic Forts). CURRENT FRIENDS OF WOOD LAKE MEMBERS: Enter the coupon code "fowl" at checkout for a 10% discount.

All participants are required to wear masks, social distance, and all equipment will be sanitized before and after programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register A. Fantastic Forts: 6/7-6/11 wl 6/7/2021 - 6/11/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist B. Fantastic Forts: 7/6-7/9 wl 7/6/2021 - 7/9/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Register C. Prairie Pioneers: 7/12-7/16 wl 7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist D. Marsh Menagerie: 8/2-8/6 wl 8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Register E. Reptiles & Amphibians: 8/9-8/13 wl 8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Summer Camps (3rd-6th Grade)
All of the classes below are for 3rd- to 6th-Grade graduates. These five-day camps are Monday through Friday, $100/child (except Bike Hike: $120). CURRENT FRIENDS OF WOOD LAKE MEMBERS: Enter the coupon code "fowl" at checkout for a 10% discount.

All participants are required to wear masks, social distance, and all equipment will be sanitized before and after programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register B. Jr Naturalists, 6/14-6/18, 1-3:30p wl 6/14/2021 - 6/18/2021 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist C. Bike Hike, 6/21-6/25, 9a-12:30p, $120 wl 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist D. Flying High, 6/28-7/2, 9-11:30a wl 6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist E. Outdoor Survival Skills, 7/19-7/23, 9-11:30a wl 7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Waitlist F. Girls In Nature, 8/16-8/20, 9-11:30a wl 8/16/2021 - 8/20/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM M,Tu,W,Th,F WLNC Info
Summer Camps (PreK-K)
All of the classes below are for Preschool and Kindergarten graduates. These three-day camps are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am, $65/child. CURRENT FRIENDS OF WOOD LAKE MEMBERS: Enter the coupon code "fowl" at checkout for a 10% discount.

All participants are required to wear masks, social distance, and all equipment will be sanitized before and after programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist A. A Week In the Woods 6/8-6/10 wl 6/8/2021 - 6/10/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist B. Fairies and Gnomes 6/15-6/17 wl 6/15/2021 - 6/17/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist C. Terrific Turtles and Toads 6/22-6/24 wl 6/22/2021 - 6/24/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist D. Marsh Explorers 6/29-7/1 wl 6/29/2021 - 7/1/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist E. Flutter and Zoom 7/6-7/8 wl 7/6/2021 - 7/8/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist F. Creature Power 7/13-7/15 wl 7/13/2021 - 7/15/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist G. Dino-Mite 7/20-7/22 wl 7/20/2021 - 7/22/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist H. Magical Messy Mud 8/3-8/5 wl 8/3/2021 - 8/5/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist I. Furry Friends 8/10-8/12 wl 8/10/2021 - 8/12/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist J. Ooey, Gooey, Kablooey! 8/17-8/19 wl 8/17/2021 - 8/19/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Waitlist K. Rainbow Things and Butterfly Wings 8/24-8/26 wl 8/24/2021 - 8/26/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tu,W,Th WLNC Info
Weekend Specials
All weekend specials require pre-registration to maintain participant limits due to COVID. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required. Current Friends of Wood Lake members: to receive the discount, enter the discount code "fowl" at checkout.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist J1. Bird Migration Hike, 12-1:30p wl 5/22/2021 - 5/22/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sa WLNC Info
Register K1. GPS Geocaching 101, 12-1:30p wl 5/23/2021 - 5/23/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Su WLNC Info
FOWL 50th Anniversary Fundraiser
In lieu of a fundraising dinner this spring, the Friends of Wood Lake is celebrating Wood Lake’s 50th birthday with commemorative 50 year birthday gifts. This is a year to celebrate everything Wood Lake brings to the community: a connection to the natural world, educational programs, and a sense of wonder. Your donation will go directly into programming, staffing, and managing the natural resources as we look to our next 50 years. We hope you will consider giving at one of levels presented. Every gift of any size helps.

NOTE: For the "under $50 category," there are preset amounts you can give. To donate an amount other than one of these preset amounts, call Wood Lake at 612-861-9365 or mail a check to Wood Lake, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield, MN 55423.

GIVING LEVELS:
Donor gifts are cumulative (each level receives all of the items preceding that level)
$1-49 50th seed packet/50th sticker
$50 50th cards/pen
$100 50th tote bag
$150 50th maple syrup and $25 credit at WL store
$200 50th mug and certificate for private naturalist-led program
$500 Personalized engraving on Endowment Tree with special 50th anniversary onyx color ($250 to endowment, $250 to FOWL fund). Wood Lake will contact donors to collect personalized engraving text.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register 1. Under $50-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Register 2. $50-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Register 3. $100-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Register 4. $150-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Register 5. $200-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Register 6. $500-Wood Lake 50th Fundraiser 9/30/2021 - 9/30/2021 Info
Friends of Wood Lake Donation
Thank you for your donation to the Friends of Wood Lake Nature Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Friends of Wood Lake Donation FOWL 12/28/2020 - 12/31/2021 Info
Friends of Wood Lake Membership
Thanks for joining (or renewing with) the Friends of Wood Lake!
Membership Benefits
Memberships are good for one year and include free admission to Saturday and Sunday Specials (up to $3) and other programs, including Half-Haunted Halloween, Candlelight & Ice, and Adult Book Club. Also includes free onsite cross-country ski and snowshoe rental and a 10% discount on select programs and merchandise. See membership levels for additional benefits.

Individual ($30) Basic membership benefits (listed above) for one person.
Family ($50) Basic membership benefits for a maximum of two named adults residing at the same address and their dependent children or grandchildren under age 18.
​Sustaining ($100) Family benefits plus four Wood Lake mugs.
​Life ($1,000) Family benefits for one family plus engraving on Life Member plaque
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Friends of Wood Lake Membership FOWL 12/28/2020 - 12/31/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM WLNC Info