Date & Time

Friday, April 26, 2019
4-8 pm

Address

Theodore Wirth Regional Park
2900 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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Registration

This event is free and open to all ages.

Event Description

Fun-filled, family-friendly festival featuring tree planting, tree climbing, nature play, games, music, food trucks and a beer garden.

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Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for an entertaining evening in appreciation of trees at the 2019 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Theodore Wirth Regional Park on April 26, 4-8 pm!
The award-winning festival is full of tree-themed activities and educational opportunities, music, food, beer and, of course, new trees! Anyone can help MPRB Arborists plant 200 new trees. The event will be held in the area of the park between Wirth Lake Beach and JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden, near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Xerxes Avenue.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Boardwalk Dedication

Before the event, stop by the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Wirth Park between 2-4 pm for refreshments and a special dedication ceremony (3 pm) heralding a new extension of the garden’s wetland boardwalk.

  • Tree Planting
  • Tree Climbing
  • Tree-themed Games
  • Nature Play Course
  • Food Trucks
  • Beer Garden
  • Live Music

Arbor Day Fun Run

The Minnesota Brewery Running Series is planning an Arbor Day 5K Fun Run in conjunction with the 2019 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration. The Fun Run begins at 6 pm. Learn more and register at the Minnesota Brewery Running Series website. All proceeds from registration fees will be donated to Brewing a Better Forest for urban forestry outreach and education.

Volunteers are essential to the success of this growing, fantastic community event.

  • TREE PLANTING ESCORTS
    • Positions: 15
    • Shift time: 4 – 7 PM
    • Lead tree planting volunteers, adults and children, to designated planting zones at ½-hour intervals. Planting starts at 4:30.
  • GAME ZONE LEADS
    • Positions Available: 2 per shift
    • Shift time: 4 – 6 PM and 6 – 8 PM
    • Monitor the game zone and lead family friendly games: Life-size Kubb and Checkers.
  • NATURE PLAY MONITORS
    • Positions Available: 2 per shift
    • Shift time: 4 – 6 PM and 6 – 8 PM
    • Monitor and assist with nature play activities.
  • THE ARBORIST EXPERIENCE
    • Positions Available: 6 per shift
    • Shift time: 4 – 6 PM and 6 – 8 PM
    • Assist park arborists with the following activities: tree bucket truck rides, climbing station challenge, and the throw line launch. Queue management, harness and helmet fittings.

Please contact Sherry Brooks at sbrooks@minneapolisparks.org for more information.