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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.

This year has presented unique challenges for educators around the world. Learn how one of our environmental educators adapted to teaching in the pandemic and what new strategies she used to benefit her students.

A Day in the Life: Park Service Assistants

By: Alyssa Schauer

August 17, 2020

Meet one of our staff, Lori Lindahl, and discover a day in her life as a Three Rivers Park Service Assistant.

People of the Parks: Wandering Pine

By: Alyssa Schauer

October 28, 2019

Meet Jen Theisen, also known as Wandering Pine. She's a hiker, a Boy Scout leader, a cleaner of the earth, an ambassador for Women Who Hike, a blogger and a loyal Three Rivers guest. Learn how she found her place in the outdoors and her favorite parks in Three Rivers.

How Horses Are Changing Lives at We Can Ride

By: Erin Scearcy Larson

May 27, 2019

Three Rivers Park District is home to incredible places that provide hours of fun and education. But you may not know about one special location nestled in Baker Park Reserve. Learn about We Can Ride's group of specially-trained therapy horses and the life-changing services they provide for people with special needs. Photo courtesy of Shelly Paulsen.

Why We Love Grandparent Camp

By: Anne Jaeger

January 14, 2019

Why do grandparents Zona and Gregg love Grandparent Camp at Baker Outdoor Learning Center? Read on to find out. 

My Experience at Elm Creek Archery Range

By: Grant Stenback

September 12, 2018

What makes archery so great? According to Elm Creek park guest Grant Stenback, it's a combination of many things. Read about his experience with archery as a lifetime sport and why Elm Creek Archery Range is his go-to spot.

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