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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: Hawk Watch

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, September 6, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration ended on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Family Camping Bronx

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, September 12, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

30 spots available

Family Camping Brooklyn

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, September 19, 2015
7:00 pm– 7:00 am
Prospect Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

30 spots available

Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 am– 2:00 pm
Brooklyn, TBD
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

14 spots available

Family Camping Manhattan

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Friday, September 4, 2015
7:00 pm– 7:00 am
Inwood Hill Park
212-628-2345

Online registration ended on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Family Camping Queens

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Friday, September 11, 2015
7:00 pm– 7:00 am
Fort Totten Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 spots available

Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, September 27, 2015
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fort Totten Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

30 spots available

Ranger's Choice: Archery

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, September 13, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

30 spots available

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