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Upcoming Events

June 24 | Carver Park Reserve
Celebrate all things biking! Follow the trails or ride the skills course, decorate your bike or get a tune-up, and enjoy live music and tasty food and drink with other cyclists. All skill levels welcome!

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Go for a guided canoe on a serene lake or learn the essentials of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Learn the basics of archery and try shooting a bow!

Work Where You Play

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Get more time outdoors with a job at Three Rivers! We're hiring seasonal attendants, maintenance workers, event assistants and more. Check out all of our job postings today!

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

Golf Academy registration opened on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 AM! Choose from public and private lessons, clinics and camps, and more. Offerings are available for youth and adults of all skill levels.

Experience wonder outside this summer at Three Rivers! Registration opened at 7 AM on Tuesday, February 28. Camp topics include nature exploration, outdoor recreation, golf, fishing, farming, art, wilderness survival skills, Minnesota history and more.

The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Episodes 168–170: The Bug Balance

In June, we learn more about bugs and the part they play in the ecosystem. Learn how to farm without pesticides, about parasitoid wasps and how insects help maintain a healthy garden.

The Three Rivers Blog

June 07, 2023

Learn about the research Three Rivers conducts to help improve parks and trails for visitors and plan for the future from our research and evaluation analyst, Tyler Thompson.

In Review: Our Big Year of Birds in Numbers

By: Sam Safran & Steven Hogg & John Moriarty

May 23, 2023

Learn about the number of birds and types of birds observed during our 2022 Big Year of Birds! Our natural resources experts dive into the data logged by park visitors.

May 02, 2023

Learn how outdoor recreation has helped nurture healing in victims of gun violence in this Q&A with Farji Shaheer, founder and director of Three Rivers’ partner organization Innovative SOULutions.


  • January 24, 2023

    Three Rivers Park District is partnering with the University of Minnesota on a research project to monitor white-tailed deer for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, their habitat use, and movement in and around Elm Creek Park Reserve.

  • January 11, 2023

    The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner John Gibbs as Board Chair and Commissioner Jennifer DeJournett as Vice Chair at the Board’s first meeting of the year on January 5.

  • December 05, 2022

    Aerations systems are operating in several lakes in and near Three Rivers parks to help fish receive sufficient oxygen during the winter. Operation of the aeration systems may result in unsafe ice conditions on portions of the lakes for the duration of the winter.