invest in what you love

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. Support one of the Three Rivers directed funds below, donate at your favorite park, or contact us to explore other possibilities. 

How to Donate

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

Questions? Please call 763-694-2042 or email

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Outdoor Education

Inspire the next generation of nature lovers. With your gift you will enhance nature and outdoor recreation education facilities, provide internship opportunities and make exceptional programming possible.

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Natural Resources

Preserve and enhance natural habitats. With your gift you will be fighting invasive species, supporting endangered species and cultivating diverse ecosystems.

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Parks & Trails

Enhance and maintain parks and trails. With your gift you will be providing the tools and supplies needed to maintain and improve the parks and trails that you love.

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First Tracks Ski Scholarships

Make alpine skiing for everyone. Your gift will give school groups the opportunity to explore downhill skiing, keep skiers safe through a vibrant ski patrol and provide valuable resources to enhance Three Rivers downhill ski areas.

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First Tee — Three Rivers Park District

Foster valuable life skills. Your gift will teach a child the important values of sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, perseverance and integrity through the sport of golf.

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Clifton E. French Endowment Fund

Your contribution to the Clifton E. French Endowment Fund for Excellence in Parks and Recreation will be used to underwrite projects of special significance to the Park District for which funds are otherwise unavailable.

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Silverwood Donation Wall

Help support art in nature at Silverwood Park so future generations can enjoy the same beauty you see today. Donations support art installations, performances, residencies, programming and more. Your gift will be instantly put to work. Contributions of $250 or more are recognized with a plaque on the donor wall at the park.

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