Wright County Parks Department

Robert Ney Regional Park Information

    Registration: Contact the Wright County Parks Of­fice at 763-682-7693 or 763-682-7894, bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
    Location: All activities are at Robert Ney Regional Park located 1.5 miles north of Maple Lake, just off County Road 8, 5212 73rd Street NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358.
    For more information on these activities, contact the Wright County Parks Department at 763-682-7693 or 763-682-7694. Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm. www.co.wright.mn.us/parks or www.facebook.com/wrightparksmn

Ney Park Nature Center
    The Ney Park Nature Center will be open Saturday’s and Sunday’s beginning January 2, 2016 for the public to enjoy. During this time you will be able to rent Cross-Country Skis or snowshoes for $5 for the day.
    January 2–March 6, Noon–4 pm, $5 for ski or snowshoe rentals. Park and building visitation at no charge. For more information contact us at 763-682-7894.
Lantern Cross Country Ski
    All ages welcome  to join us at Ney Park for a night of Cross Country Ski fun! The trails will be groomed and lit with lanterns to help guide you through the winter wonderland of Ney Park. Inside the Nature Center there will be sweet treats and warm drinks to enjoy. Once you have your treats and drinks you can head outside and sit fireside to warm your toes.
Saturday, January 9 and/or Friday, March 4; 6-9 pm, No charge (If you rent ski’s it will be $5 - ski sizes are limited)
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. At the end of 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.
Friday, January 15; 4-6 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm, $20 per person all ages welcome (ages 5 & under free with paid adult) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
    Saturday, January 16; 8:30-10:30 am, 11 am-1 pm, & 2- 4 pm, $20 per person all ages welcome (ages 5 & under free with paid adult) Preregister by contacting  Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Track It!
    Who’s making those tracks? Come learn about a variety of animals and the tracks they make. Make plaster of paris animal tracks and go on a hike to look for real tracks in the woods.
    Saturday, January 23; 2-3:30 pm, $5 per person (Limit of 20 participants) Ages 5-12, Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Family Snowshoe
    All ages are welcome 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.
    Sunday, January 24; 2-3:30 pm, $5 per person (Limit of 20 participants) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Woodworking for Wildlife
    A great program for the whole family or all ages! You will have the opportunity to build your own birdfeeder and learn how to install and maintain it. Bring your own drill and a hammer or we’ll provide one.
    Saturday, February 6; Time: 2-3:30 pm, $5 per birdfeeder (Limit of 2 per family) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Sweetheart Snowshoe / Boot Hike
    Bring your sweetheart out for a romantic stroll through the woods around Ney pond. Lanterns will help provide light to the trail. Inside the Nature Center there will be sweet treats and warm drinks to enjoy. Once you have your treats and drinks you can head outside and sit fireside to warm your toes. All Ages are welcome.
    Saturday, February 13; 6-9 pm, No charge (If you rent ski’s it will be $5 - sizes are limited) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Moonlight Snowshoe Adventure
    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.
    Friday, February 19; 7-8:30 pm, $5 per person (Ages 5 and Up) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
Relay for Life Annual Winter Luminary Event
    Join together to find healing at this special ceremony. Decorate, light, and place your luminary along the 1.3 mile pond trail. Enjoy free refreshments and acoustic entertainment around the bon fire. Bags, candles, and markers will be provided. Snowshoes and Cross-Country skis are available to rent for $5 (limited quantities).
Saturday, February 27; 5:45-8 pm, Suggested Donation of $10 per couple/person and $20 per family (all ages). For more information visit www.facebook.com/relay-for-life-of-northern-wright-County-278307261195/timeline/
Animals Nobody Loves
    Come out to Ney Park and join the Wildlife Science Center as they present “Animals Nobody Loves.” This will be fun time of learning and experiencing some of nature’s most unloved creatures.
    Saturday, March 5; 10-11 am, $5 per person (ages 5 and up) Preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us
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.
    Saturday, March 12; 2-3:30 pm, no charge (ages 5 and up) preregister by contacting Wright County Parks at 763-682-7894 or by email at bradley.harrington@co.wright.mn.us