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

Aug. 15-29 | Silverwood
Meet three times to explore connecting to nature through poetry. Explore your connections to and perceptions of the outdoors.

Aug. 14 & 15 | Elm Creek
Go on an 8-mile, self-guided nature ride on paved trails with the whole family! Stop at special sites along the way to complete your challenge. After your ride, compete in running and swimming events.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Learn the basics of archery and give shooting a try!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 60–62: Mexico to Minnesota

Learn all about the great monarch butterfly migration, how to make your yard more pollinator-friendly, and the significance of the monarch in Chicanx culture.

the three rivers blog

July 27, 2020

Cottonwood trees may be best known for making it look like it's snowing in June, but there's more to these giants than their annual seed dispersal. Read on to learn all about these native trees and how they fit into Minnesota's environment.

July 20, 2020

Trumpeter swans once nested throughout Minnesota, but were eliminated by early settlers who hunted them for feathers and food. Learn what it took to restore their populations and explore current efforts in managing trumpeters today.

July 13, 2020

Native woodland plants are disappearing from our forests. Learn what's causing this and how we're working to protect our forest understories.