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About Us

Board of Commissioners

Three Rivers Park District is governed by an independent, seven-member Board of Commissioners. Five members of the board are elected from districts in suburban Hennepin County, and two members are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. Board meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM. Meetings take place in the Board Room of the Administrative Center. 

Committee and Board Meeting Calendar | 2016 Adopted Budgets | 2017 General Fund Budget | 2015 Annual Report

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Mission and History

The mission of Three Rivers Park District is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system.

The Park District was created in 1957. Since then, it has grown to encompass over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves over 10 million visitors annually. Take a look at a brief overview of our history.

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources department is responsible for maintaining and protecting all water, wildlife and forest resources within the Park District.

Public Safety

The Public Safety department is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all park visitors. Our main goal is to educate guests on the use of the parks and the Park District Ordinances and state statutes.

Planning and Construction

The Planning, Design and Technology Division coordinates and provides planning, research, cultural resource management, concept design, construction services, geographic information services, information technology, and infrastructure management for the Park District.


We work to ensure the accessibility of our parks and trails for all people.


Your donations allow Three Rivers Park District to expand and enhance its services beyond those provided through taxes and user fees.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We know you'd rather be out enjoying our parks so we've compiled a list of FAQs to help you quickly find the answers you're looking for.