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Upcoming Events

Aug. 19 & 20 | Elm Creek
Try out your tri skills at two events for different skill levels! Choose from Minnesota's biggest triathlon for kids or the Splash & Dash, which features the same triathlon course without the biking.

August 25 | Hyland Hills
Support improving equitable access in Three Rivers at the Three Rivers Park District Foundation's biggest fundraising party of the year! Enjoy great food, drinks, fishing and bean bags, a meat raffle and more! 

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Explore nature through hands-on activities! 

Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

Looking for job opportunities with flexible scheduling and competitive wages that also combine your passion for the outdoors? Three Rivers is now hiring! Check out our newest job postings.

Help us celebrate birds throughout 2022 during our Big Year of Birds! Find out activities you can join — from a bird speaker series to monthly birding hikes to bird count events — and learn more about these amazing creatures.

Upcoming Board Meeting

August 18

See the agenda for the upcoming Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners Study Session and Regular Board Meeting and share your feedback online or attend in person. 

The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Episodes 136–138: Goldenrods

This month, learn more about goldenrods! Author Larry Weber discusses the mini-ecosystems the yellow fall flowers create; biologist and author Heather Holm dispels misunderstandings about them; and Bre Bauerly from Minnesota Native Landscapes answers goldenrod gardening questions.

The Three Rivers Blog

Wandering Through an Image

By: Brandon Baker

August 02, 2022

What were the thoughts that went into creating The Wandering Naturalist’s new graphic? Our podcast’s co-host Brandon Baker takes us through, element by element.

October 21, 2019

Learn what went into building the Monarch Singletrack Trail at Carver Park Reserve, the track for this year's Big Woods Classic Race, in this post from the archive.

5 Places To Fish From Shore

By: Erin Korsmo

May 31, 2021

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, the outdoors, family and friends. If you are new to the sport, we have several locations in Three Rivers where you can test the waters — no boat required! Check out this previously published post for a list of our favorite spots to cast.


  • August 08, 2022

    Baker National Golf Course will replace the irrigation system on the Championship and Evergreen Courses beginning in late summer. Baker National will remain open, but work taking place in September and October may require temporary closure of one or two holes at a time, along with temporary relocation of tees and greens.

  • July 11, 2022

    Learn more about fireflies in the Star Tribune's coverage of annual firefly hikes.