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Urban Park Rangers

Program Registration

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Welcome to our online registration system!

In order to guarantee everyone an equal chance of attending our programs, we’ve developed a lottery for program registration.

How the Lottery Works:

  • The lottery will be open to submissions for a 24-hour period, beginning at midnight on the dates specified below.
  • If you do not have access to a computer and cannot visit the library to register online, we will be able to enter your name for you if you call the phone number listed alongside your program of interest in the table below between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the day of the lottery.
  • We permit one registration entry per household per program. If you enter more than once, you will be disqualified from the lottery.
  • The lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. Soon after, a list of attendees is randomly generated by computer. If you are selected, you will receive a phone call and a confirmation number within a few days of the lottery.
  • A waiting list will also be randomly generated by computer. If space becomes available due to a cancellation, we will select and notify the next eligible group on the waiting list. You will NOT be notified if you are on the waiting list. You will only be notified if you are selected for a program.
  • If you fail to attend a campout without notifying the Rangers in advance, you will be disqualified from entering your name into another lottery for the rest of the summer.
  • All campouts are rain or shine. Programs that are cancelled for any reason will not be rescheduled.

Upcoming Programs

Ranger’s Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 21, 2016
7:00 pm– 8:30 pm
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 28, 2016
6:00 pm– 9:00 am
Van Cortlandt Park
718-548-0912

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

30 spots available

Birding: Hawk Watch

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

30 spots available

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 21, 2016
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Calvert Vaux Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

30 spots available

Ranger’s Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 28, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Prospect Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 4, 2016
6:00 pm– 9:00 am
Marine Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

30 spots available

Build a Birdfeeder

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 18, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Fort Greene Park
718-722-3218

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

30 spots available

Ranger’s Choice: Camp Food and Campfire Cooking

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Fort Greene Park
718-722-3218

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

30 spots available

Ranger’s Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, May 8, 2016
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Inwood Hill Park
212-628-2345

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ranger’s Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 pm– 9:30 pm
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Sunday, May 22, 2016

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:00 pm– 9:00 am
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

30 spots available
Friday, June 24, 2016
7:00 pm– 9:00 am
Inwood Hill Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

30 spots available

Ranger’s Choice: Gather Around the Campfire

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, May 21, 2016
6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

30 spots available

Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, June 12, 2016
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Astoria Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Friday, June 3, 2016

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 18, 2016
6:00 pm– 9:00 am
Alley Pond Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

30 spots available

Ranger’s Choice: Archery

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Sunday, June 19, 2016
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of Program Location Registration Information
Saturday, June 25, 2016
6:00 pm– 9:00 am
Blue Heron Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

30 spots available

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