Nature Center Facility Rentals


Following the safety guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to slow the spread of COVID-19, the nature center building is closed. Walking trails at Wood Lake Nature Center are open. 


Wood Lake Fireplace Room
The Nature Center auditorium is available for rent. Wood Lake is great for birthdays, wedding receptions, meetings, celebrations, and anniversaries. Auditorium rental includes use of the fireplace, seating for 60-80, tables and chairs, and a beautiful view of the marsh. Use of the 100-seat outdoor amphitheater is also included in the rental fee. To inquire about any of the facilities or programs below, call Wood Lake at 612-861-9365.

  • Wood Lake Fireplace Room Rental  Photos
  • Available Hours for Rental: 8:30 am-11:00 pm (based on room and staff availability)
  • Size: 36'x36'
  • Capacity: 75 people
  • Tables: 8 eight-foot tables, 4 six-foot tables, 2 card tables
  • Other amenities:  Wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), two pull-down screens, four movable countertops, wifi signal (not a guarantee...outages do occur), trash/recycling/organics collection bins provided
  • Restrictions: smoking, alcoholic beverages, helium balloons, glitter/confetti are not permitted
  • Other: Fully heated and air-conditioned indoor space

Note: When planning the hours needed for rental, include setup, cleanup, and tear down in rental time. Two-hour minimum rental time. Audio/video equipment not provided (i.e. projectors, laptops)

Richfield Resident Fee
$48/hour+tax for private-party groups
$38/hour for non-profit groups
Non-Resident Fee
$55/hour+tax for private-party groups
$38/hour for non-profit groups 

Emily Day Picnic Pavilion
Capacity: 40
Electricity: Yes
Restroom: Indoor bathroom access during regular Wood Lake building hours (during COVID restrictions, only outdoor bathrooms are available)
Mon-Sat, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 8:00 am & 10:00 pm
Can be reserved/rented in four-hour blocks for a flat fee of $80. Available for use on a drop-in basis for no charge, when not reserved. To reserve, visit the Richfield Recreation Park Shelter rental page.

Wood Lake Amphitheater
Capacity: 100
Electricity: Yes
Restroom: Indoor bathroom access during regular Wood Lake building hours (during COVID restrictions, only outdoor bathrooms are available)
Mon-Sat, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm
Rental Availability: Any 4-hr block between 8:00 am & 10:00 pm
Can be reserved/rented in four-hour blocks for a flat fee of $80. Available for use on a drop-in basis for no charge, when not reserved. To reserve, visit the Richfield Recreation Park Shelter rental page.