Snowshoe Rental at the Nature Center
Snowshoes may be rented for nature center trails when snowshoes are not in use by scheduled groups.

Both metal and wooden snowshoes are available for adults and children, ages 4 and older. Snowshoes rent for $5/pair, and renters are asked to leave a picture ID at the Visitor Center while on the trails. Call ahead, 651-249-2170, for snow conditions and snowshoe availability. Plan about one hour to snowshoe the trails.

Meeting Room Rental
The Sun Room is available for small group meetings, family gatherings and retreats. Large sunny windows in a restful quiet setting are perfect for a staff retreat or goals meetings. Many groups appreciate the intimate space, and use the quiet nature during meeting breaks. Measuring 18 feet by 25 feet, the Sun Room seats up to 15-20 people comfortably. Rental includes use of restrooms, picnic area, trails, and limited use of the amphitheater.
  • Available Tuesday - Saturday, during Visitor Center hours (8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.).
  • Rental Fees: $15/hour or $10/hour for non-profit agencies.
The Sun Room is equipped with:
  • High-speed, wireless Internet
  • Slide projector and screen or LCD projection equipment and screen
  • Small kitchenette including coffeemaker, refrigerator, sink, and oven
  • Whiteboard and markers
To inquire about renting the Sun Room, please call 651-249-2170 or email the nature center.

Buckthorn Tree Jack Loan
Tree jacks are available to Maplewood residents to borrow for one week for buckthorn removal from their properties. Residents are required to present a picture ID, and leave a deposit check for $25 made out to the City of Maplewood. The deposit check is returned when the resident brings back the tree wrench undamaged to the Nature Center. Notify the Nature Center if more time is needed.