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 May 20, 2022 to October 8, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May21

Birding: Spring Migration

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Kissena Park to look for spring migrants that include warblers, raptors and more!
Free!

May21

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

May21

Insect Exploration Hunt

at Blue Heron Nature Center Classroom A (in Blue Heron Park)

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the park’s looking for insects such as ants, wasps, beetles, butterflies, mantids and many more.
Free!

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May21

Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

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May21

Connecting with Nature Through Meditation

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

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

May21

Nature Exploration Hike

at Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration hikes, 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!

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May21

Prospect Park Waterfall Hike

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This hike takes you through scenic Prospect Park highlighting the park’s many waterfalls along the way.
Free!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

May22

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

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May22

Archery - 05/22

at Archery Field Parking Lot (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our free archery class is a bullseye! Learn the art of archery with free lessons taught by our expert Urban Park Rangers at our archery range in Willowbrook Park on Staten Island. All…
Free!

May22

Discovery Hike: Pond Ecology

at Entrance - East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover freshwater invertebrates along the shores of Jamaica Bay.
Free!

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