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

Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener

Dec. 11 | 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!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 105-107: Neighbors

In this series about different immigrant neighbors in Minnesota, learn why Swiss immigrants gravitated to land that is now Elm Creek Park Reserve; hear from Professor Dalma Martinovic about the difference between parks in Minnesota and her home country of Croatia; and how Dr. Raul Velasquez's connections to the land influenced his choice to immigrate to Minnesota from Colombia.

The Three Rivers Blog

The Joy of Nature Journaling

By: Cora Williams

October 25, 2021

Cora Williams, Art Educator, shares how slowing down to observe nature with a notebook and pen can help you build your relationship with the outside world.

October 19, 2021

Bikers share their experiences from the trails and how adapted equipment is creating a more inclusive trail ride.

October 11, 2021

Nicole Fernandez, a cultural liaison at Three Rivers, reflects on leading a healing walk and offers tips on how you can create the experience on your own.