Urban Park Rangers: Nature Exploration

A park ranger holds up a peregrine falcon

Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Come 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! 


Explore the marvels of New York City's diverse ecosystems with the Urban Park Rangers to learn about bugs, trees, and other plants and animals, as well as growing a garden in New York City. 

Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.  

Some programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Urban Park Rangers: Nature Exploration Events

Saturday, April 24, 2021


Spring Blossoms Walk

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a leisurely spring walk along the trails of Fort Greene Park to look for spring blossoms.

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Twilight Hike

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
As the sun sets, the darkness-loving creatures come out. We will explore Wolfe's Pond Park at twilight and try to find the things that squeak, growl, or hoot in the night!

Sunday, April 25, 2021


Mushroom Hike

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on this moderate hike through Prospect Park and learn about the different varieties of mushrooms found in the park.

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