Three Rivers Park District is an independent, special park district established by the State Legislature in 1957. As a special park district, Three Rivers Park District is charged with the responsibilities of acquisition, development and maintenance of large park reserves, regional parks and regional trails for the benefit and use of the citizens of suburban Hennepin County, Scott County, the metropolitan areas, and the State of Minnesota.
The Park District works cooperatively with the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission, Metropolitan Council and State Legislature as one of ten implementing agencies of the Metropolitan Regional Park System. This system of parks was established in 1974 by the Minnesota State Legislature and collectively serves more than 15 million park guests per year in the seven county metro area, providing outdoor education/recreation facilities, services and programs.
The Park District operates nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks and special use areas, which attract more than three million visitors each year. It provides an array of regional park facilities including three nature centers, four golf courses, two downhill ski and snowboard areas, snow-tubing hill, extensive trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, as well as areas for camping, swimming, fishing/boating, picnicking, and snowshoeing. – less – More from ZoomInfo »