Get to Know Three Rivers Inside and Out

It's about enhancing the quality of life, locally and statewide, through recreation and education. It's about acquiring, developing and maintaining park reserves for today and tomorrow. Most of all, it's about fun. Want to learn more? Start by exploring here, then get out and explore your world.

Three Rivers Park District is governed by an independent, seven-member Board of Commissioners. Five members of the board are elected from districts in suburban Hennepin County, and two members are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. Board meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 5 PM. Meetings take place in the Board Room of the Administrative Center. 

The mission of Three Rivers Park District is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. It encompasses over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves millions of visitors annually.

Three Rivers is out in communities, starting conversations with people about park and trail resources.

The Park District was created in 1957. Take a look at a brief overview of our history.

Every project at Three Rivers starts in the Planning Department, taking the project from an initial concept to a completed master plan.

The 2040 System Plan, adopted on July 9, 2020, presents our strategic priorities for the next 20 years, providing guidance for decision making, resource allocation and focus areas. 

Construction projects at Three Rivers are coordinated by the Department of Design.

The Public Safety Department is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all park visitors, and to educate guests on the use of the parks and the Park District Ordinances and state statutes.

Three Rivers works to ensure the accessibility of the parks and trails for all people.

The Finance Department is responsible for the day-to-day financial activities of the Park District. The department ensures compliance with a variety of state and federal laws along with Park District policies.


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