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

Feb. 22 | Fish Lake
This kids-only race combines running, pulling, sliding, climbing and obstacles into a 2-mile winter adventure! Open to kids ages 7-17 and their adult family members.

Feb. 29 | All Parks
Celebrate winter with free rentals, day passes, lessons and more! Plus, discounted rates on tubing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.

July 11 | Lake Rebecca
Big Woods Classic registration is now open! Shred through dense forests, open prairie and wetlands on a challenging singletrack trail in Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. Races available for kids and adults.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 41–43: The Rivers That Shape Us

Tune in to learn how the Mississippi River was shaped, how humans have interacted with it throughout history, why it's important for migrating birds and more.

the three rivers blog

February 17, 2020

Animal tracking is a great way to learn about animals — even without seeing them. Learn how to identify some common prints you may see on your next outdoor adventure as well as how scientists track animals to learn about their behaviors and lifecycles.

February 10, 2020

Kicksledding is one of our recreation specialist's favorite winter activities! Learn the origins of kicksledding, how kicksleds work, what makes it so fun and how to try it for yourself.

February 03, 2020

Around the Twin Cities, there is a woody vine that looks similar to one of our native vines — but is highly invasive. Read on to learn why oriental bittersweet is a problem, how to distinguish it from American bittersweet and what you can do to help.