Sections

Brooklynites thank Urban Park Rangers for 40 years of service

Happy day: Locals turned out to thank Urban Park Rangers, who have served in city parks since 1979.
Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Fort Greene

Hip, hip, hooray for New York City Parks’ Urban Park Rangers, who have been connecting New Yorkers to the natural world since 1979.

To celebrate 40 years of service, the Urban Park Rangers joined community members for a special presentation to officially name May 15 “Urban Park Ranger Day.”

The rangers led families in a fire-making station, birdwatching, and an adventure in Fort Greene Park.

The rangers connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management, and active conservation. They lead free, public events and activities in parks throughout New York City.

Initially intended to administer first aid, provide public information, and exhibit a uniformed presence in city parks, the Urban Park Rangers have evolved tremendously. Today, they are environmental experts with a wealth of knowledge about natural elements, wildlife, and crucial outdoor skills. Their primary responsibility is to provide environmental education, interpretation, and outdoor adventure programs to New Yorkers.

Posted 12:00 am, May 27, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: