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Gale Woods Farm

7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista,
763.694.2001
Admission: $0.00
Fees on Special Programs
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat. 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sun. 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Visitor Center and Farm Store Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00–5:00 PM
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Gale Woods Farm is a working, sustainable farm that is part of the Three Rivers Park District. You are free to come, wander around, and enjoy the beauty of the land during any season. What makes it unique is that it is an educational farm. While you may enjoy the park grounds at no cost, to be able to learn about the workings of the farm, you must schedule a group tour or attend a public program.

There are lots of different animals that call Gale Woods Farm home. You can get up close to them during special programs such as Spring on the Farm, Saturday Mornings on the Farm and a fall event called Celebrate the Harvest.

Chickens at Gale Woods Farms

Still More to Do at Gale Woods Farm

Gale Woods maintains a teaching garden, classrooms for educational programs and summer camps, a kitchen, and a play room set up for the youngest farmers with toy tractors, farm animal puppets, interactive quizzes, and books. 

A farm store is available to purchase meats, produce, gifts, books, and fibers/crafts, and other local treasures. Gale Woods Farm offers CSA shares as well.


Birthday Parties at Gale Woods Farm

Gale Woods Farm has options for birthday parties for children ages 4 and up.

During the warmer months of April through September party participants are invited to attend Saturday Mornings on the Farm program. For $70 plus $5/guest (less 20% if you have more than 4 guests), you can explore  the farm, help with chores and participate in other farm activities plus have a private indoor classroom for your party. Call ahead to reserve a space.

If you are willing to chance a first-come, first serve outdoor picnic table, you and your guests can grab a free table for a picnic and skip the $70 fee.

Any time of year, Gale Woods offers educator-led party. Like the Saturday Morning options, kids can explore the farm and meet animals, but it will be guided by an expert. Afterwards, you'll have a private room for an hour to throw your own party. This option is $100 and is limited to 15 children, ages 4+, and 6 adults. Availability is limited. For more information or to book a party, call 763.694.2001.

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