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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

Archery

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, April 19, 2014
11:00 am– 1:00 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014
11:00 am– 1:00 pm
Willowbrook Park
917-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

40 spots available

Birding: Hawk Watch

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 am– 7:00 pm
High Rock Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

20 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 28, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Blue Heron Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

30 spots available

Central Parks Arches and Bridges

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, April 19, 2014
12:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Central Park

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mount Morris Fire Watch Tower

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 am– 3:00 am
Marcus Garvey Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

30 spots available

Nocturnal Wildlife

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Central Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

30 spots available

Hudson River Canoe Adventure (advanced)

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 31, 2014
12:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Inwood Hill Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

20 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 14, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

30 spots available
Friday, June 27, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Inwood Hill Park
212-304-2365

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

30 spots available

Rangers Choice: Wilderness Survival Overnight Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Van Cortlandt Park
718-548-0912

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birding: Hawk Watch

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11:00 am– 7:00 pm
Pelham Bay Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

30 spots available

Wilderness Survival Workshop

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 24, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Van Cortlandt Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 31, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Van Cortlandt Park
718-548-0912

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

30 spots available

Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 am– 7:00 pm
Bowling Green Park
212-628-2345

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Archery

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, June 22, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

40 spots available

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, August 10, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 4, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 10, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 4, 2014

40 spots available

GPS Geocaching (light)

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Fort Greene Park
718-421-2021

Online registration ended on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Family Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 7, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Marine Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

30 spots available

White Island Birding by Canoe (Intermediate)

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 28, 2014
7:00 pm– 7:00 pm

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

20 spots available

Hike to the Alley Giant (moderate)

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
718-846-2731

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

30 spots available

Camping Skills Workshop

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, June 1, 2014
11:00 am– 1:00 pm
Alley Pond Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

30 spots available

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 7, 2014
11:00 am– 7:00 pm
Cunningham Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

30 spots available

Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, June 8, 2014
1:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Astoria Park

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

30 spots available

Family Camping

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 21, 2014
6:00 pm– 6:00 am
Alley Pond Park
718-846-2731

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

30 spots available

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, July 6, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, June 30, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 6, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, June 30, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 13, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 7, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 13, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 7, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 20, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 14, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 20, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 14, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 27, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 21, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, July 27, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 21, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 3, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 28, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 3, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 28, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 17, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 11, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 17, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 11, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 24, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 18, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 24, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 18, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 31, 2014
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 25, 2014

40 spots available
Sunday, August 31, 2014
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park
(718)217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 25, 2014

40 spots available

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