Connect people to nature at Three Rivers by supporting us through a 100% tax-deductible donation. Explore different options of how you can make a difference.

Support the Parks

You can choose that your donation be used where it is needed most, designated to a particular park or program, or in tribute to a friend or loved one. 

Donations can also be made through the Three Rivers Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the philanthropic partner of the Park District.

How to Donate

Online  |  In person at your favorite park  |  By phone at 763-694-2042  |  By mail

Questions? Please call 763-694-2042 or email

Make an Impact

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With An Unrestricted Donation

An unrestricted donation ensures your gift makes the greatest impact. With an unrestricted donation, you enable Three Rivers to take advantage of unique one-time opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. Your investment will preserve our natural resources and make the parks a more welcoming place for the entire community.

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Other Donation Options

Is there a park, trail or facility that has special meaning for you? Is there a certain activity you really enjoy? We will work with you to ensure that your donation is invested in what you value most.

Through Three Rivers tribute programs you can provide valuable resources and celebrate the strong relationship you or a loved one has with Three Rivers Park District. 

Make a lasting gift that will impact generations to come. You can donate stock, land or remember Three Rivers in your estate. 

Join others who believe that every kid should have the opportunity to connect to nature through a summer camp experience. You can break down the barriers that keep kids from going to camp by investing in the Explorer Camp Program that brings camps to kids in their neighborhoods with a traveling van.

Learn About Your Impact

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Take a virtual tour of the impact donations have made on the Park District.

The Three Rivers Park District Foundation provides ongoing support for Park District programs and services. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and works hand in hand with the Park District to connect everyone to the wonders of our parks.

You can be part of a team of volunteers who contribute their time, energy and enthusiasm as valuable members of the Three Rivers community, working together to accomplish Three Rivers mission.

Donation Requests

At Three Rivers Park District, we believe it is important to give back to the community we serve. Each year we are proud to support hundreds of charitable events and organizations through in-kind donations. Requests are considered on an ongoing basis through our online form, based on our donation guidelines. Learn more about donation requests.