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

Dec. 10 | Elm Creek
Celebrate cross-country skiing at this free event! Bring the whole family for a day of ski tours, demonstrations, rentals and more. Receive a free gift while supplies last!

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Try snowshoeing for the first time in a beginner lesson or head out on a guided trek to explore the winter wilderness.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 149–151: Wood Ducks

This month, we're talking about wood ducks. Learn more about these fascinating creatures, the history of wood duck conservation and where you can find wood ducks in Three Rivers Park District.

The Three Rivers Blog

August 31, 2022

Learn what it was like to be part of the Pathways program through the eyes of Alex, Mississippi Gateway Regional Park’s outdoor education intern this summer.

June 08, 2022

Want to take birding to the next level? Learn how you can start logging your sightings on bird lists or joining in bird-count competitions.

3 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth

By: Nicole Fernandez

May 31, 2022

Learn about the history of Juneteenth — the 19th of June — and get some ideas of how you can celebrate this year.