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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

Family Camping Bronx

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 30, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Van Cortlandt Park
718-548-0912

Online registration ended on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Birding: Hawk Watch

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, May 31, 2015
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Pelham Bay Park
718-319-7258

Online registration ended on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Family Camping Brooklyn

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 6, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Marine Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

30 spots available

Ranger's Choice: White Island Birding by Canoe (advanced)

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 27, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Marine Park
718-421-2021

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

14 spots available

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration ended on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Family Camping Manhattan

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 13, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Central Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

30 spots available
Friday, June 26, 2015
7:00 pm– 7:00 am
Inwood Hill Park
212-628-2345

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

30 spots available

Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 6, 2015
6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
Alley Pond Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

30 spots available

Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Astoria Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Thursday, May 28, 2015

30 spots available

Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 13, 2015
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Fort Totten Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

30 spots available

Family Camping Queens

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Alley Pond Park
718-352-1769

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

30 spots available

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, July 5, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, June 29, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 5, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, June 29, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 12, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 6, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 12, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 6, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 19, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 13, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 19, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 13, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 26, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 20, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, July 26, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 20, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 2, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 27, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 2, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, July 27, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 9, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 3, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 9, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 3, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 16, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 10, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 16, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 10, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 23, 2015
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 17, 2015

40 spots available
Sunday, August 23, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
718-217-4685

Online registration takes place on Monday, August 17, 2015

40 spots available

Ranger's Choice: Archery

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Sunday, June 21, 2015
1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Willowbrook Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

30 spots available

Family Camping Staten Island

Date and Time of ProgramLocationRegistration Information
Saturday, June 27, 2015
6:00 pm– 7:00 am
Blue Heron Park
718-967-3542

Online registration takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

30 spots available

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