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

September 25 | Gale Woods
Watch border collies and their handlers showcase their skills at the 15th annual Star of the North Sheepherding Trial. Meet a llama, try felting and more!

August-October | Multiple Locations
Be a part of protecting restored prairies by collecting native wildflower seeds.

October 9 | Elm Creek
Take in the stunning fall colors of Elm Creek Park Reserve while participating in a classic Twin Cities race! Choose from 10K, 5K and 1K distances. 

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 99-101: Trees

Learn all about what happens to trees from fall to spring, discover how we raise thousands of trees and shrubs at the Three Rivers Nursery each year, and hear how climate change is impacting our forests and how sugar maples may adapt. 

The Three Rivers Blog

September 13, 2021

As we enter National Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Rivers joins in honoring the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. In this week's post, learn about Three Rivers' Latino Senior Engagement program, what activities participants have done together, and how to get involved. 

10 Summery Outdoor Date Ideas

By: Mary Christine Kane

August 23, 2021

Summer isn't over yet! Grab a date or a friend and find a new outdoor adventure in Three Rivers.

August 16, 2021

From securing permits to making sure habitat is just right, a lot of work goes into bringing new butterflies into our parks. Learn all about the process of reintroducing butterflies, our past successes and which butterflies we hope to introduce into our parks in the future.