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The Three Rivers Blog
By: Tyler Thompson
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.
By: Amanda Fong & Farji Shaheer
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.
By: Hani Roble
May 16, 2022
Three Rivers Parks guest Hani Roble shares her experience creating a biking group, and what she and other participants learned as they improved their biking skills.
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.
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.
By: Beth Kalpin
July 19, 2021
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.
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.
By: Chad Hollinbeck
March 15, 2021
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.