Thanks for your interest in Three Rivers!

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

I invite you to check out my blog on this website for updates on our many activities at Three Rivers. You can also sign up for my monthly newsletter to stay in touch, and I hope you will please consider joining our 800 volunteers at Three Rivers!



With Fall in the air, check out this link for a sample of our Fitness, Art & Outreach activities as we wrap-up Summer. Minnesota’s First Challenge Fitness Course.  We had perfect weather and a great turnout for the grand opening of a new fitness challenge course and fully-inclusive adaptive play...

An important aspect of the Three Rivers mission is to advance scientific research into various environmental issues. Here are just two examples of our commitment to responsibly manage the natural resources entrusted to us:   Restoration of native lake plants Three Rivers is participating in the experimental transplantation of native...

Basset Creek Trail is finished! Our Bassett Creek Trail is now complete from French Park to Golden Valley! In addition to French Park, the trail connects with our Medicine Lake Trail, local schools and businesses, Northwood Park in New Hope and Valley Place and Bassett Creek parks in Crystal. Here’s...

I grew up with a host of farming relatives, but most kids now-a-days have no exposure to farm life. Check out this great video about Three Rivers' working farm at Gale Woods, and the many educational activities we have available for families and groups.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair