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Bridging Access To Joy In The Outdoors For Latino Seniors

By: Giannina Posner

September 13, 2021

As we enter National Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Rivers joins in honoring the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. In this week's post, learn about Three Rivers' Latino Senior Engagement program, what activities participants have done together, and how to get involved. 

Pathways Into the Parks

By: Harshita Somani

August 10, 2021

The Pathways Internship program introduces teenagers to various roles throughout Three Rivers Park District, giving them an opportunity to explore different career paths. Follow along with Harshita Somani, the 2021 marketing intern, as she relays her experience in the program this summer.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Beth Kalpin was looking for safe ways to get herself and her family out of the house. A walk through Hyland Lake Park Reserve kicked off what would become a year of new adventures at Three Rivers. From kicksledding to fly fishing and everything in between, read all about their year of outdoor explorations. 

Breaking Down Barriers to Camping

By: Chia Xiong

April 28, 2021

Camping can offer new ways to connect to nature, but there is recognizable privilege in being able to do it. Learn how our Community Engagement team worked with community partners and other staff members to establish a Camping Gear Lending Library and offer introductory camping experiences to interested groups.

Creating Access and Equity in Biking

By: Kaja Vang

March 31, 2021

At Three Rivers, we get so excited for #30daysofbiking in April, but we know not everyone feels comfortable on bikes and trails. Learn how we're working with the community to address inequities in biking. 

When a wooden fence is no longer useful, what happens to it? With the help of Elpis Enterprises, it is saved from the waste stream and given new life. Read on to learn all about this unique organization and how they help fuel connections to nature at Baker Outdoor Learning Center.

Stephen Scott, volunteer Outdoor Afro leader, shares his experience in creating opportunities for Black communities to explore and connect to nature in Three Rivers and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about Outdoor Afro and how you can support leadership in nature.

Nature Calls Each of Us: My Experience as a Cultural Liaison

By: Nicole Fernandez

February 17, 2021

Nicole Fernandez, cultural liaison at Three Rivers, finds joy in connecting others to the outdoors. Learn what draws Nicole to nature, and read about some of her favorite experiences connecting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members to the parks.

A Love Letter to Gale Woods Farm

By: Mari Melby

February 12, 2021

Mari Melby, one of our park guests, shares why she loves visiting Gale Woods Farm with her family and how it's become such a special place in their lives. 

My 3-Day Bike Ride Through Three Rivers

By: Lisa Kapsner-Swift

November 16, 2020

One Three Rivers enthusiast challenged herself to ride 140 miles in three days between all seven of the Three Rivers park reserves. Read all about why she did it, how it went and how it felt to complete this journey.

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