Urban Park Rangers:
Celebrating 40 Years
Connecting you to NYC Parks since 1979
The Urban Park Rangers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! Since 1979, the Rangers have helped New Yorkers and visitors of all ages to discover and explore NYC's natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management, and active conservation.
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers with us all year long with expanded, new, and refreshed programming across NYC!
Urban Wildlife Festival
Kick off the 40th anniversary with the Urban Park Rangers and NYC's wildest residents on Saturday, May 4 at Highbridge Park.
The Urban Park Rangers: An NYC Legacy
For 40 years, our Urban Park Rangers have been the embodiment of NYC’s spirit of public service and our guides to the urban jungle.
Urban Park Ranger Events
We invite you to celebrate the 40th anniversary by joining us on our Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more. Experience the marvels of NYC with an NYC park ranger as your ambassador to the outdoors! All Urban Park Ranger events are FREE.
Urban Park Ranger Programs
Our course features a zip line, wall climbing, trust-fall stations, a human swing shot, a catwalk, and more!
During the summer, our Rangers offer single day and overnight programs for summer camps and youth groups.
Invite the Urban Park Rangers to teach your class about NYC's urban ecosystems and the history and culture of our city!
Urban Park Rangers in the Wild
Our nature centers are in-park, community centers for nature exploration and are often the starting point of Ranger-led adventures. Stop by to meet our rangers, pick up a trail map, or learn more about exploring the natural world around you.
Our park rangers play a major role in helping us coexist with our wild neighbors. Our Rangers are on call to attend to injured wildlife and there to help us learn more about how to keep them wild and how to safely view our wildest residents.