Welcome to the Teen Zone

Looking for a job or internship? Wondering how to get involved in the community? Three Rivers offers tons of opportunities for teens to build their resumes, get experience and gather life skills. Adventure is out there! What are you waiting for? 

Members of the Three Rivers Park District Teen Council will work with park staff on teen-oriented park district initiatives. 

Be part of an outdoor recreation crew, help out as an assistant naturalist, work with professional artists and more as a Three Rivers volunteer.

Find a job or internship, or learn about job shadowing and informational interview opportunities at Three Rivers.

Ready to get outside? Browse the full list of programs to see what's coming up. We'll see you in the parks! 

What's Happening in the Parks

Oct. 5 | Gale Woods
Witness a giant pumpkin weigh-off, walk a llama, watch the Star of the North Sheepherding Trial and more! Free admission. 

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
From escape room-style challenges to crafting to axe throwing and more, don't miss the teen-only programs at Three Rivers.

Oct. 12 | Elm Creek
From hard-core distance runners to casual walkers, this annual event offers a 10K, 5K & 1K—something for everyone!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 25–28: 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lowry Nature Center and the prairie at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how Three Rivers has helped paved the way for environmental stewardship over the last 50-plus years.

the three rivers blog

September 16, 2019

American hazelnuts are easy to grow, cold-hardy, and offer many benefits to both humans and wildlife. Read on to learn all about this plant that grows throughout Minnesota. 

September 09, 2019

This year, Three Rivers is celebrating 50 years of prairie restoration at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how it all began and how managing and restoring prairies has evolved since 1969.

September 03, 2019

Friday is National Read a Book Day. To help you prepare, Mary Magers, bookseller at Minneapolis independent bookstore Magers & Quinn, agreed to share some of her favorite books about the natural world. From pollinators to weather to winter survival and more, read on to find your next page-turner.