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Creating a Healing Space in Nature: A Q&A with Innovative SOULutions’ Farji Shaheer
By: Amanda Fong & Farji Shaheer
May 02, 2023
Learn how outdoor recreation has helped nurture healing in victims of gun violence in this Q&A with Farji Shaheer, founder and director of Three Rivers’ partner organization Innovative SOULutions.
My Summer as a Pathways Intern
By: Alex Carey
August 31, 2022
Learn what it was like to be part of the Pathways program through the eyes of Alex, Mississippi Gateway Regional Park’s outdoor education intern this summer.
Expanding the Biking Community: My Experience with the Learn to Ride Program
By: Hani Roble
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.
Bridging Access To Joy In The Outdoors For Latino Seniors
By: Giannina Posner
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.
Pathways Into the Parks
By: Harshita Somani
August 10, 2021
The Pathways Internship program introduces teenagers to various roles throughout Three Rivers Park District, giving them an opportunity to explore different career paths. Follow along with Harshita Somani, the 2021 marketing intern, as she relays her experience in the program this summer.
My Experience Finding New Adventures in Three Rivers
By: Beth Kalpin
July 19, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Beth Kalpin was looking for safe ways to get herself and her family out of the house. A walk through Hyland Lake Park Reserve kicked off what would become a year of new adventures at Three Rivers. From kicksledding to fly fishing and everything in between, read all about their year of outdoor explorations.
Breaking Down Barriers to Camping
By: Chia Xiong
April 28, 2021
Camping can offer new ways to connect to nature, but there is recognizable privilege in being able to do it. Learn how our Community Engagement team worked with community partners and other staff members to establish a Camping Gear Lending Library and offer introductory camping experiences to interested groups.
Creating Access and Equity in Biking
By: Kaja Vang
March 31, 2021
At Three Rivers, we get so excited for #30daysofbiking in April, but we know not everyone feels comfortable on bikes and trails. Learn how we're working with the community to address inequities in biking.
From Fence to Fire: Fueling Sustainability With Elpis Enterprises
By: Chad Hollinbeck
March 15, 2021
When a wooden fence is no longer useful, what happens to it? With the help of Elpis Enterprises, it is saved from the waste stream and given new life. Read on to learn all about this unique organization and how they help fuel connections to nature at Baker Outdoor Learning Center.
Alone or In a Pack: Finding and Inspiring Black Connections in Nature
By: Stephen Scott
February 24, 2021
Stephen Scott, volunteer Outdoor Afro leader, shares his experience in creating opportunities for Black communities to explore and connect to nature in Three Rivers and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about Outdoor Afro and how you can support leadership in nature.