Aerators To Be Installed On Area Lakes

November 20, 2017

Three Rivers Park District will operate aeration systems in Lake Rebecca, Cleary Lake, Murphy Lake and Hyland Lake as soon after December 1, 2017, as conditions allow. Operation of the aeration systems may result in unsafe ice conditions on portions of the lakes for the duration of the winter. Anyone using the lakes should be aware of the danger of open water or thin ice. The aeration system is used to keep fish alive by assuring they receive sufficient oxygen.

Cleary Lake Regional Park is located at 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve is located at 15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage. Hyland Lake Park Reserve is located at 8737 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington. Lake Rebecca Park Reserve is located at 9831 County Road 50, Rockford. The parks are operated by Three Rivers Park District.

About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Park District offers facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, creative play, boating, fishing, downhill skiing, 
snowboarding, golf, camping and sledding; extensive trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as program sites for nature, recreation, historic and farm education. 

Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves nearly 11 million visitors a year.

Three Rivers Board Will Hold Public Hearing About 2018 Budget

November 09, 2017

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing about the 2018 general fund budget and operating levy. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 PM Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth.

Three Rivers Park District’s operating budget is primarily funded by a property tax levy collected in suburban Hennepin County. For 2018, the proposed operating levy is $31,438,187, an increase of $2,626,946 (9.1 percent) from 2016. However, the increase in the operating levy is fully offset by a decrease in the debt levy. Therefore, the total tax levy for 2018 will be $41,440,519, which is the same amount levied in 2017.

The proposed 2018 general fund operating budget totals $39,432,770, which is an increase of $2,687,935, or 7.3 percent, from the 2017 budget. A portion of the 2018 budget and tax levy ($1.5 million) is being used for one-time costs in 2018 so that a portion of the budget and tax levy increase can be used to limit increases for 2019.

View the proposed budget. Copies of the budget are also available for review at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center.

Following the public hearing, the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners will consider adopting the 2018 general fund budget at the regular Board meeting on Nov. 16. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is expected to review Three Rivers Park District’s general fund budget on Nov. 21, and the Park District Board will consider approval of the final 2018 property tax levy and reaffirmation of the 2018 general fund budget on Dec. 21.

2017 Give To The Max Day is Nov. 16

November 01, 2017

Three Rivers Park District’s Board of Commissioners, together with the Three Rivers Park District Foundation, is excited to announce that gifts made to the Foundation on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 16, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $11,000!

This year, we are focused on funding two essential projects through your donations on Give to the Max Day, including: 

  • Adapted Programs – These programs provide opportunities for people with disabilities, including veterans, children, and seniors, to participate in outdoor programs like kayaking, mountain biking, archery, skiing, photography and more. 
  • Explorer Camps – These outdoor day camps take place in communities where they are needed most. Children in these underserved neighborhoods are introduced to life-enriching outdoor activities like fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking and nature exploration.

Generous donations from last year’s Give to the Max Day also funded Adapted Programs and Explorer Camps, providing full scholarships for those in need. Your donations this year will continue that tradition of connecting everyone to the wonders of the parks.

Help us ensure that these important outdoor programs are available to all, regardless of ability, income, or location, by donating to the Three Rivers Park District Foundation on November 16!

All donations to the Foundation, a 501c3 organization, are tax-deductible.

We sincerely thank you for your support on Give to the Max Day 2017!

Together, we are changing lives outdoors! 

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