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

Ongoing | Gale Woods Farm

Try felting, spinning, weaving and more in one of Three Rivers fiber programs!

Dec. 5 | Silverwood
Find the perfect holiday gift from local artists, enjoy s'mores and create a recycled ornament or garland!

Dec. 7 | Elm Creek
Celebrate cross-country skiing at this free event! Bring the whole family for a day of rennet tours, demonstrations, free lessons and rentals, and more. The first 1,000 visitors receive a free gift!

Fall is the perfect time to explore outdoors. Celebrate the season with us! Discover what's happening in nature, track fall color updates, explore fall recipes, and more. Don't forget to use #ThreeRiversFall on Instagram to enter our fall colors photo contest!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 32–34: Deer Management

Deer management plays an important role in maintaining healthy parks. Join Brandon and Angela as they explore how and why Three Rivers manages deer.

the three rivers blog

Species Spotlight: Black Cherry

By: Paul Kortebein

November 18, 2019

Black cherry trees are known for their fruit and valuable, beautiful wood, but there's so much more to these common native trees. Learn how to identify them, which diseases and pests affect them, and how climate change will significantly impact their location in the state.

November 11, 2019

Gale Woods Farm is a unique part of Three Rivers Park District. Learn how the farm came to be and how farming and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand.

November 04, 2019

Minnesota is home to seven species of bats, but they don't all approach winter the same way. Read on to learn how bats survive our coldest months of the year.