Three Rivers Park District Foundation

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is "Connecting everyone to the wonders of our parks," with an emphasis on everyone, because we advocate and support programs that increase access to the Park District for persons in under-represented communities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Adapted recreation programs served over 320 participants across 67 programs, participants were able to try outdoor activities and develop skills in sports including cycling, paddle sports, and skiing. There were 6 Pathways Interns who participated in the Pathways transportation fund and were provided reliable transportation to and from their paid internships. Explorer programs served over 800 participants across 74 programs, providing nature-based learning activities to youth. Over 20,000 people were served by the parks-on-the-go van, which brings park experiences to under-represented communities. Additionally, other key programs supported include tree-planting, conservation and historical building restoration, and building a teaching pavilion at Gale Woods Farm.
Current Goals Our goal is to continue supporting high quality Three Rivers programs that connect people to nature, including camps, pathways internships, adapted programming, conservation, and other special programs and projects.
Community or Constituency Served We serve under-represented communities across tier 1 suburbs, persons with disabilities, communities of color, low-income communities, youth and seniors.
Geographic Area Served The Minneapolis metro area, with emphasis on serving first tier suburbs in Hennepin county.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Pathways Intern transportation; various park projects and improvements.:
Nature Centers; Wildlife; wildlife: Parks and trails; Natural resources.:
Explorer camps; Adapted programs.:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/21/2023

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3000 Xenium Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763-559-9000

General Information

Alternative Name: Three Rivers Foundation, Hennepin Parks Foundation (before 2007)
EIN: 41-1579104
Principal Staff: Chris Boyer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.4
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: Approximately 20,000 people are served through camps, adapted recreation programs, parks on the go van, Pathways internships, and other park programs.
Ruling Year: 1987


Board Chair: Don Winter
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 12.3

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