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Wood Lake's Candlelight & Ice New Year's Eve Event
Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake Nature Center with family and friends!
Follow hundreds of candle-lit luminaries on a trail through cattails and trees while on the lookout for deer, fox and owls.
Roast marshmallows over a crackling fire or warm up inside with hot cocoa. Make a craft, play a game, or just sit back and relax. No pre-registration required; doors open at 6 p.m.
Cost is $4/person; free for Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL) Members.
Become a Friends of Wood Lake member online. Follow this link to the Friends of Wood Lake page, then follow the link to pay online.
More About Wood Lake Nature Center
Wood Lake Nature Center, which is generally called the Nature Center, is a park preserve and Richfield's largest park. The preserve is nearly smack-dab in the middle of the city. It was opened in the early '70s as one of the first nature education facilities in the Midwest. Students of all ages often find themselves here on field trips to study the wildlife, insects and plants.
The park is also a recreational destination that offers three miles of walking paths and adult activities such as Nordic pole walking, make your own snowshoes and environmental book club.
Birthday parties are also held at the Nature Center and are led by a naturalist to provide a fun, educational experience for youth. Kids can explore critters, do a treasure hunt, meet live snakes and more.
Other events here
- Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes meeting on Edible Native Plants Tue, May 21, 6:45 pm–8:30 pm