Springbrook Nature Ce
Fridley locals enjoy surrounding themselves with the natural beauty of the lake country at Springbrook Nature Center. Located on the northern border of Fridley, the Springbrook Nature Center's 100-plus acres of forest, prairie, and wetland are home to native animals, such as the black rat snake, bull snake, and common snapping turtle, as well as a variety of birds, fish, frogs, and other animals. In addition to providing a rejuvenating day-trip destination for adults, Springbrook Nature Center is a resource for local schools, providing classes and curriculum activities for local middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
Minnesota's Lake Coun
"Land of 10,000 Lakes" is an apt nickname for Minnesota, a state dotted with tiny lakes like a pointillist painting. For many Minnesotans, getting on the water and occasionally retiring to a family cabin on a lake is a way of life. This way of life is most certainly accessible to residents of Fridley even while they live in a well-developed town. Even the most cursory glance at the map will confirm that Fridley is in proximity of many lakes, such as Turtle Lake, Pleasant Lake, Eagle Lake, and Medicine Lake, and that is only counting lakes connected to the municipal park.
Fridley has three school districts, all of which are excellent. The bulk of Fridley's children attend school in the Spring Lake Park district schools, where they receive a top-notch education. Spring Lake Park schools have much going for them. The district is a state Innovation Zone for its use of technology in the classroom, where schools have worked hard to attain a 1:1 ratio of students to learning technology. Beyond just state accolades, the Spring Lake Park district has accolades on the national level for its high-quality professional development work on behalf of its staff.