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. 19 & 20 | Elm Creek
Try out your tri skills at two events for different skill levels! Choose from Minnesota's biggest triathlon for kids or the Splash & Dash, which features the same triathlon course without the biking.

Ongoing | Multiple Locations
Grab your friends and give stand-up paddleboarding a try!

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

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 136–138: Goldenrods

This month, learn more about goldenrods! Author Larry Webber discusses the mini-ecosystems the yellow fall flowers create; biologist and author Heather Holm dispels misunderstandings about them; and Bre Bauerly from Minnesota Native Landscapes answers goldenrod gardening questions.

The Three Rivers Blog

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.

May 16, 2022

Three Rivers Parks guest Hani Roble shares her experience creating a biking group, and what she and other participants learned as they improved their biking skills.