Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Thursday, August 1, 2019: 5 to 8 pm
Adults and Youth (17+) – Donation-based
Youth (12-17) – Donation-based
Space is limited; Reservations required: *By clicking here; you will be routed to the Mississippi River Park Connection to complete your registration*
Join us for a guided nature and forest therapy walk through Coldwater Spring. Located just north of Fort Snelling at Bdote and south of Minnehaha Falls, Coldwater Spring features an ancient freshwater spring, oak savanna, wetlands, bluff-top prairie, and woods. Long-considered the origin place of the Dakota people, this sacred land and water is presently managed and tended by the Mississippi National River Recreation Area and Friends of Coldwater Spring. During the walk, participants will be guided through a Shinrin-Yoku (“forest bathing”) practice by Leigha Horton, Certified Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
*All registrations for this event will take place through the Mississippi River Park Connection’s website (registration link above). Sorry, Silvae Spiritus-issued discounts cannot be used for this walk.
*Be sure to review the National Park Service’s Visitor Guidelines before arrival.
*We recommend participants arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of our walk and plan to stay through the scheduled duration. Due to the guided nature of Shinrin Yoku, we are unable to accommodate latecomers.
*There are no restrooms on-site. The closest facility is a port-a-potty located at the intersection of 54th Street and Minnehaha Park Drive S., about half a mile north of Coldwater Spring. Please plan accordingly.
*The walk will continue rain or shine, except in cases of severe weather. More information will be provided in a registration confirmation letter.
*Metered parking ($1/hour – credit cards, quarters, or ParkMobile App only) is available on Minnehaha Park Drive South. Free, accessible parking is available on-site for those with designated vehicle placards.
For more information about what a nature and forest therapy walk entails, please read What to Expect on a Guided Forest Therapy Walk. Further questions? Feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org