Please Vote for My Re-Election!

I am running for re-election as your Three Rivers Park Commissioner, and would be honored by your vote. Please check out my video, and share it with your friends!

As Three Rivers Board Chair, I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last two years, and remain committed to connecting people with nature through collaborative partnerships, long-term stewardship and fiscally responsible management. I am particularly excited about our initiatives to bring more of Three Rivers’ exceptional recreation and natural resources programs into our communities, especially for children and seniors.

My Dad taught me years ago we don't plant trees for ourselves, we plant them for our grandchildren. It was the most important lesson he ever taught me - living my life today as if the future matters. The year Dad passed away, my own children joined me on Arbor Day to each plant a tree in his memory. More recently, I planted another tree in a park for my first grandchild. Those trees reconnect my family with nature, and leave a living legacy for generations to come.

I am honored to have the continuing endorsement of many respected community leaders, and hope you will please join them in supporting my candidacy for re-election.

I invite you to learn more on this website about my extensive background, accomplishments and continuing commitment to you as Board Chair. Please follow my Tweets (to the right), check out my Three Rivers Facebook page and sign up for my regular Newsletter Updates. I also share information about Three Rivers on these videos, and highlights from My Blog are provided below. As always, your questions and suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated!



Three Rivers enters into many partnerships, and in one of our more unusual, Hennepin County Sentenced to Serve crews built a new camper cabin at Baker Campground. Using the same rustic log design of the existing cabins, the crews constructed another cabin for this popular program!

Please consider supporting the Three Rivers Park District Foundation, which promotes environmental stewardship and recreational and educational opportunities throughout our natural resources-based system. Charitable gifts from community members like you are increasingly important to help us continue to be good environmental stewards, to provide exceptional recreational opportunities, and to connect...

This summer, Three Rivers has been offering life jackets to borrow free of change thanks to our participation in the Minnesota Water Safety Coalition's "Kids Don't Float" program - first available at French Regional Park, with additional boxes at Baker Park Reserve and Bryant Lake Regional Park. The boxes are...

Digital photography is one of the most popular programs at Silverwood, and earlier this year we expanded our offerings to include folks with limited mobility. With support from the O.C. Williams Fund, we now have four sets of camera gear that can be used to allow individuals of all abilities...

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair