Urban Park Rangers: Outdoor Skills

Be prepared for anything! Learn tips and tricks for navigating and surviving in the wild from our expert Urban Park Rangers.

Please note: For everyone's safety, we are asking all participants to observe the following guidelines:  

  • Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated, or if it makes you feel more comfortable  
  • All individuals should maintain social distancing of six feet during programming, regardless of vaccination status  
  • Please wear a mask if social distancing cannot be maintained  
  • Wash your hands before attending a program  
  • Stay home if you are sick  

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

Urban Park Rangers: Outdoor Skills Events

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Aug 8

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Aug15

Outdoor Skills: Orienteering

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 our Orienteering program and learn how to read a compass and map to help guide your way in the forest.
Free!

Aug15

Camping 101

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Thnking about camping soon? Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn everything you need to know to be confident spending your first night in the woods.
Free!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Lake Ecology

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Curious to know what lives in your local lake? The Urban Park Rangers will take you around Van Cortlandt Lake while learning about local ecology.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Aug22

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Aug22

Outdoor Skills: Primitive Survival Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. Participants chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Aug. 16.
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Outdoor Skills: Maps and Navigational Skills

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike around Crotona Park where you will learn how to read maps and other techniques to reach your destination.
Free!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aug29

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Aug. 23.
Free!

Aug29

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Monday, Aug 23.
Free!

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