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

Jan. 25 | Fish Lake
Give one of Minnesota's favorite pastimes a try! Learn how to bait a hook, the basics of ice fishing safety and more.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
From cross-country skiing to yoga to kicksledding and more, don't miss the teen-only programs at Three Rivers.

Feb. 15 | Mississippi Gateway
Celebrate winter with snowshoeing, dog sledding, fat biking and more. Warm up with snacks around a campfire.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 38–40: Life Under the Ice

Explore what happens in lakes in the winter, learn how invasive species impact life under the ice, and discover the history of ice harvesting.

the three rivers blog

Best Trails for Cross-Country Skiing

By: Three Rivers Staff

January 17, 2020

We're in for a lot of snow this weekend, which means it's time to hit the ski trails! Read on to find our favorite beginner, intermediate, advanced and long-distance (5-10K) cross-country ski trails in Three Rivers. 

January 13, 2020

Snowy landscapes are incredibly dynamic and offer gorgeous scenery for winter photography. Take advantage of this beautiful season and see tips for shooting winter photos and learn how to stay warm while you're out there.

January 06, 2020

Evergreens received their nickname because their needles appear green all year, even in the fall. Did you know, though, that conifers actually do lose their needles? Learn when coniferous trees shed their needles and how to tell if needle drop is normal or a sign of stress.