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! 

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from January 3, 2022 (x) to October 8, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

May14

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get to know your wild neighbors, including squirrels, turtles, raccoons, opossum, and coyotes while participating in activities to build your awareness and understanding of the natural world!
Free!

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Friday, May 20, 2022

May20

Family Camping: Bronx 05/20-05/21

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:30 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!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 22, 2022

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!

Saturday, May 28, 2022

May28

Birding: Warbler Watch

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Oakland Lake to look for spring warblers and more!
Free!

May28

Birding: Spring Migration

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Fort Greene Park looking for spring migrants such as warblers, sparrows and birds of prey.
Free!

May28

Basic Canoeing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Ages 8 and up
Free!

May28

Waterfront Meditation Hike

at 43rd Street and 1st Avenue (in Bush Terminal Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk along the waterfront while we meditate and find inner peace and tranquility to the sounds of waterways in the distance.
Free!

May28

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Historic Chinatown Parks and Monuments

at Open Area (in Kimlau Square)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will guide you through Chinatown parks, highlighting significant events and commemorations.
Free!

May28

Birding: Raptors

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Brookfield Park to look for raptors that include hawks, eagles, osprey and more.
Free!

May28

Discovery Hike: Urban Forest

at Union Turnpike and 196th StreetQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 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!

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