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Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking

See our parks like never before—from the water! Get free paddling lessons led by our Urban Park Rangers in the gentle protected waters of our lakes or join advanced island-hopping adventures in our open waters and bays.

A park ranger holds up a peregrine falcon

Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Sunday, September 22, 2019


Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure

at Idlewild ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on September 11.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Fall Foliage Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of canoeing while our Urban Park Rangers explain why leaves change colors. Be sure to bring your camera. First come, first served.

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