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March Newsletter

Dear Friends,

March comes in like a lion…and leaves like a lamb.  Those words have never been more true during a March blizzard followed by the deep freeze.

08132009_DayCamp6.ashxThat being said, spring is quickly approaching followed by the lazy days of summer.

Three Rivers Park District summer camps and our golf academy lessons registrations are now open! 

Our summer camp and golf programs fill up quickly.  Therefore, I encourage you to sign up early.

Click Here to Read  More…


Summer Camps & Golf Lesson Registration Now Open

Summer Camps

08132009_DayCamp6.ashxLifelong memories are made at summer camp!

We have camps for kids ages 4–15 on topics including nature exploration, outdoor recreation, golf, fishing, farming, art and Minnesota history. Campers will gain an appreciation for nature while making new friends and memories.

Summer camps are available at Elm Creek, Coon Rapids Dam,  The Landing, Gale Woods Farm, nature and visitor centers, and golf facilities.

Come join us this summer.   CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE….

Golf Academy

golf_academy.ashxAt the Golf Academy, our most important goal is to maximize your enjoyment of the game of golf.

Our team of experienced teaching professionals offers a full progression of lessons for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

A wide variety of options lets anyone fit golf instruction into their schedule. Group and private lessons, clinics, camps and schools are available for youth and adults.  Additionally, there are many try it free days available for children.

Some of our golf programs include a set of youth starter golf clubs as part of the program.Children 8-17 years old can request a scholarship to participate in The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District.

Click HERE TO LEARN MORE.  You can also  download our 2015 Golf Academy Guide:  View the 2015 Golf Academy Guide.


Three Rivers Park District Commissioner Jennifer DeJournett will take the oath of office for her new term on the Board of Commissioners prior to the Board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22. She was re-elected to a new four-year term in last November’s general election.  

Click Here for Additional Details. 

Thank You! We did it!

Dear Friends,

We did it! I am pleased to say that I prevailed and was re-elected to serve on the Three Rivers Park Board for District 2  on Tuesday night!  

I won every precinct in ALL 5 cities (Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Dayton, Maple Grove & Osseo).  I received 71.04% of the total vote which equals 29,883 votes from all across the District.  To see the results, click here. 

I would like to thank the Three Rivers Park community and my friends for their continued confidence and for the support I received from all across the district.  The experience of door-knocking and meeting with residents has been my favorite part of my re-election campaign.

HUGE thank you to all my volunteers, friends and supporters who helped me out reach to our entire district, friends who took time to lit drop precincts, put up & take down lawn signs, participated in phone banks and parades and donated their treasure.  I am forever grateful to my good friends who took the time to give me advice all along the way even when they were busy on campaigns themselves.


The DeJournett Family (Todd, Jennifer, Michael, Norah, Claire & Anna)

The DeJournett Family (Todd, Jennifer, Michael, Norah, Claire & Anna)

Finally, thank you to my husband Todd and my four children who lit dropped the entire district with me numerous times and spent countless hours on our re-election campaign.   Thank you to everyone!

Without all the volunteer hours, kind words and support I would not have been able to out reach to so many voters!  A huge effort and I am very grateful for all the support I have received!

A special thank you also goes to my opponent, John Skavnak.  Our community will surely benefit from the ideas that were shared and the discussions that were had regarding the future of our park system.

I am humbled by the outcome of the election and I am looking forward to continuing to serve my community as the Three Rivers Park Commissioner from District 2.

Thank you so very much, I am very grateful.

Best Regards,

Jennifer DeJournett
Three Rivers Park Commissioner, District 2


Jennifer for Parks – Campaign Signs

Thank you for hosting a “Jennifer for Parks” lawnsign in your yard.

Team Jen is working on taking the signs down.   We have volunteers picking up signs this week.

If you have a sign in your yard, please leave your sign up for 72 hours to allow my volunteers to pick the sign up.

If our team missed your sign,  please or call 763-200-1358 and we will make sure to remove it promptly!

Thank you again for your support!

DeJournett Files for reelection to the Three Rivers Park Board!

DeJournettElectionDear Friends,

Two years ago, I was honored to be elected to serve on the Three Rivers Park Board.   I am grateful for the support I have received from the communities of Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Dayton, Maple Grove and Osseo.

I am asking for your support and vote so we can continue the work that we began during my first term on the Park Board.  I plan to continue to bring the perspective of our community to the table as the board makes decisions that affect us all.  I will continue to be a good steward of your hard-earned dollar and continue to work towards transparent Park District operations.

I will bring my energetic, approachable leadership style to the role and make sure I’m always available to my community.  As a mom of four young kids, I know it is important to our families that our parks are safe, well maintained, and sustained for the future.

It is important that we continue to provide opportunities to all families with quality programming that will appeal to everyone from age 1 to 90+.  I am looking forward to continuing to serve you on the Three Rivers Park Board.

Please feel free to contact me at, phone (763-200-1358) or by mail if I can be of any assistance to you or your family or if you would like to volunteer for my reelection campaign.   I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,





Jennifer DeJournett, Commissioner, District 2

Three Rivers Park District  / 763-200-1358


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Winter Weather – Extreme Cold Alert

*** UPDATE  ****

Elm Creek Tubing will also be closed.


Dear Friends:

The Three Rivers Park District posted the following on their website.  

Please share the word with your neighbors and friends.  

In response to the extreme cold weather being predicted for Sunday, January 5, and Monday, January 6, Three Rivers Park District is implementing the following:

  • Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and the downhill operation at Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area will close at 3 PM Sunday, January 5, and remain closed until 3 PM Tuesday, January 7.
  • Downhill ski and snowboard lessons scheduled for Sunday, January 5, will still take place; however, all registrants are being offered alternative dates if they would like to reschedule.
  • Cross-country ski lessons scheduled for Sunday, January 5, or Monday, January 6, are canceled and will be rescheduled.
  • Cross-country ski trails will remain open and facilities that support cross-country skiing will be open normal hours to support any skiers who choose to venture out; however, there will be no ski rentals available. Ski trails will be groomed for Saturday, January 4, and Wednesday, January 8. Trails will not be groomed January 5-7.
  • Program centers will operate under normal hours on Sunday and Monday and public programs will be modified if necessary in response to cold conditions.

For information about downhill lessons or to reschedule a lesson scheduled for Sunday, January 5, or Monday, January 6, contact the snow sports academy where your lesson is scheduled: Hyland Snow Sports Academy at 763.694.7800 or Elm Creek Snow Sports Academy at 763.694.2050.

Three Rivers Park District Proposed 2014 General Fund Operating Budget

The Public Hearing on the Three Rivers Park District Proposed 2014 General Fund Operating Budget is scheduled for Thursday Dec 5th at 9 am.

Public Comments including any written correspondence will be submitted for the record. If you would like a copy of the proposed General Fund Operating Budget, please email me at

Ride-along with Three Rivers Public Safety

In my nine months on the job as a Three Rivers Commissioner, I’ve tried to tour as many parks as I can and learn from the staff who make our parks the fun, clean and safe places they are. Of all the experiences I’ve had in the parks so far, one of the highlights for me has been the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with Public Safety Sgt. Heidi Speak.

Click Here to Read More….

Jennifer advances to the General Election

“I would like to thank the Hennepin County Election team for their professionalism and accuracy in recounting the votes.  The Canvassing Board will meet to wrap up its work and certify my campaign for the general election.  I am humbled by the support I received across the entire district.  My family enjoys visiting The Three Rivers Park system.  It is important to the DeJournett family and the entire community that our park system is fiscally sound. Being fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollar is paramount, especially in tough economic times. I look forward to discussing those ideas going forward into the general election. Finally, I’d like to thank Three Rivers Park Commissioner Ms. Corcoran for her service to her community,” concluded Jennifer DeJournett, candidate for Three Rivers Park Commissioner.


I am pleased to announce that I am running for the Three Rivers Park District Board.

I believe that all levels of government are important.  My family enjoys visiting The Three Rivers Park system.

It is important to our family and community that our park system is fiscally sound. Being careful with the taxpayer’s hard-earned dollar is paramount, especially in tough economic times.

I will work to make sure our park budget is fiscally responsible and sustainable for the long term health of the Three Rivers Park District, just like you do with your family budget.

I  would appreciate your support and your vote in November.

Jennifer DeJournett

(763) 445-9695

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