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Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers help all New Yorkers discover New York City Outdoors.

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New York City parks provide nature centers to explore, waterways to fish and canoe, trails to hike, rocks to climb, wildlife to watch and natural resources to study. Parks also provide the vital habitats in which our native plants and animals live.

In parks, you will find the Urban Park Rangers at Ranger Stations and Nature Centers. The Urban Park Rangers’ mission is to link New Yorkers to the natural world. Rangers teach people to care for the environment and the parks, protect the parks and their wild residents, and restore New York City’s natural heritage.

Funding for the Urban Park Rangers’ programs is primarily provided through the generous contributions of conservation-minded corporations, foundation, state and federal grant programs, and private citizens. For more information on Ranger programs or how to help, please call 311 today and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.

Register for our FREE camping, canoeing, and birding events online!

View the beautiful images from the Ranger Conservation Corps Art Show.

Outdoors in NYC is the Rangers’ quarterly newspaper and calendar.

Find information about FREE hikes, campouts, canoe outings, fishing outings, bird tours, and workshops that enhance your outdoor skills — all offered in your neighborhood and across the city.

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