Urban Park Rangers

Park rangers lead a canoeing program in a lake in the park

Our Urban Park Rangers are full of knowledge about history, astronomy, animals, plants, and more. Attend a Ranger-led event with your family and see how much fun learning can be! 

Urban Park Rangers Events

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from October 7, 2022 to November 20, 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Oct 8

Nature Discovery Hike

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. To enhance your experience, please bring your own binoculars and field guides.
Free!

Oct 8

Hispanic Heritage Month: Corona, The Crown of Queens

at Playground (Linden Playground) (in Park Of The Americas)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Urban Park Rangers! Learn more about the neighborhood of Corona and its significance to Latinx communities of the past and present.
Free!

Oct 8

Hispanic Heritage Month: Somos Yankees

at Entrance - East 157th Street and River Avenue (in Macombs Dam Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers at the site of the old Yankee Stadium to learn about the contributions of Latinx people to the legacy of the Yankees and baseball as a whole.
Free!

Oct 8

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, and more!
Free!

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Oct 8

Urban Wildlife Hike and Craft

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike around Fort Greene Park discussing the wildlife that call this park home. Finish up your walk with a craft inspired by the critters you saw
Free!

Oct 8

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Crotona Park to look for Fall migrants that include warblers, raptors and more!
Free!

Oct 8

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island 
This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to…
Free!

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Oct 9

Discovery Hike: Urban Forest

at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you through the city’s very own forest. Learn about the importance and benefits of trees in urban areas in this immersive nature walk.
Free!

Oct 9

Ethnobotany Hike

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on a hike through Inwood Hill Park to look for plants that our ancestors used for food and medicine
Free!

Oct 9

Connecting with Nature Through Meditation

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Relax and unwind with nature as your backdrop during this guided outdoor, walking meditation!
Free!

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