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 | Multiple Locations
Try snowshoeing for the first time in a beginner lesson or head out on a guided trek to explore the winter wilderness.

February & March | Multiple Locations
Embrace winter and give this favorite Minnesota pastime a try! Learn about ice fishing equipment and basic ice and cold-water safety. 

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 152–154: Snow Bugs

Season 5 of The Wandering Naturalist kicks off with... snow fleas! Find out more about these arthropods, from how they survive on the snow to studies of their antifreeze proteins to how you can help the University of Minnesota study these snow bugs.

The Three Rivers Blog

January 24, 2023

Three Rivers Parks guest Bev Moe shares the story of a hiking community built in the early days of the pandemic at her favorite hiking spot: Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

January 18, 2023

Learn about the 25-year history of Three Rivers’ ice harvest celebration and what this event can tell us about the climate. 

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.