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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!



We recently celebrated completion of the comprehensive Coon Rapids Dam rehabilitation project with behind-the-scenes tours of the dam and festivities for the neighborhood, including displays of invasive species, a 25-foot climbing wall, fishing for kids and complimentary treats - the Elm Creek Trail Mix was tempting, but I opted for...

Saturday, October 10 – 25th Annual Allina Health Autumn Woods Classic, Elm Creek Park Reserve, 8:30 a.m. – noon. From hard-core distance runners to casual walkers and kids with energy to burn, this event offers something for everyone! Spectators and racers alike enjoy family-friendly activities and breathtaking colors in the...

With the obligatory ribbon cutting, our brand new Hyland Hills Chalet is now officially open - to rave reviews! Check out these links to a couple of the video stories about the new facility: Hyland Hills opens new chalet, Hyland Hills chalet grand opening,   In addition to our public partners like...

Our very own outdoor recreation supervisor Alex McKinney was recently featured as one of eight local outdoor recreation experts who gave their recommendations for the best Fall adventures. Alex spoke about all the great Fall paddling opportunities in Three Rivers parks and nature reserves. Here's the complete story.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair