The watershed district encompasses three creeks: Riley, Purgatory, and Bluff creeks. As they wind their way toward the Minnesota River, these creeks pass through multiple wetlands and lakes. These waterbodies offer many opportunities to hike, boat, fish, watch wildlife, and more! During the month of October, get out and explore a few of our favorite spots in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the RPBCWD Passport Adventure.
No printer? Unable to pick up a printed passport? No worries! The digital version of the passport is a fillable PDF form, or you can simply keep a list of the passport phrases to give to us.
Click on the address to open a Google map of the site.
Site 1: Purgatory Park Preserve, 17315 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka
Site 2: Purgatory Creek at Edenvale Park, 7200 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie
Site 3: Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie
Site 4: Rice Marsh Lake Park, 8266 Erin Bay, Eden Prairie
Site 5: Riley Creek Conservation Area, 9795 Canopy Trail, Eden Prairie
Site 6: Bluff Creek at trail near Stone Creek Drive, trail entrance located between 8229 and 8249 Stone Creek Drive, Chanhassen
*** The first 50 people to complete their passport by October 31st and contact us will receive a RPBCWD Prize Pack!
Limit one prize pack per household. ***
Stop by the RPBCWD office from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Monday through Friday. Staff are often in the field, so email or call first to make sure someone is around.
If you can’t make it to the district office when it’s open, give us a call at 952-607-6481, and we’ll figure something out.
As you're out exploring the sites on the Passport Adventure, be sure to snap a picture of any views that inspire you! Deadline for submissions to our 2023 Photo Contest has been extended to October 15th. Winning photographs will be featured in our 2024 calendar.
Community Engagement Coordinator
There’s more to explore in the District! Check out the recreation map.