The Three Rivers Park System is what replaced the Hennepin County Park System. While much of its region is still Hennepin County, it now manages some parks in other metro counties. It's mission is to "promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. It encompasses over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves millions of visitors annually."
List of Three Rivers Parks
The parks managed by Three Rivers change from time to time. Three Rivers continues to acquire new parks and sometimes it helps manage parks for short times. For instance North Mississippi Regional Park used to be jointly managed by Three Rivers and Minneapolis, but eventually Minneapolis Parks took complete responsibility for that park. It currently works with the City of Robbinsdale to provide programming at Sochacki Park.
Recently, the Hennepin County Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park changed its name to Mississippi Gateway Regional Park to avoid confusion with the Anoka County park on the other side of the river with the same name.
Currently, Three Rivers manages the following parks. Click on the links to learn more about each park.
- Baker Park Reserve, Maple Plain
- Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
- Carver Park Reserve, Victoria
- Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague
- Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake
- Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, Hanover
- Eagle Lake Regional Park, Plymouth
- Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove
- Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
- Clifton E. French Regional Park, Plymouth
- Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista
- Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center, Minnetonka
- Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington
- Kingswood Park, Minnetrista
- The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Minnetrista
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford
- Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, Brooklyn Park
- Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Savage
- Noerenberg Memorial Gardens, Wayzata
- Silverwood Park, St. Anthony
- Spring Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake
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Summer Camps at Three Rivers Parks