Park Ranger Program
The Anaheim Park Ranger Program provides the community the opportunity to enjoy a safe and enjoyable park environment through positive community relations. The Park Ranger Program meets this mission by providing the link between park patrons and the Community Services Department with service, safety, and integrity.
Park Rangers ensure patrons' safety by conducting perimeter, interior, and foot patrols of parks, skate parks, libraries, family resource centers, gymnasiums and, elementary schools. While patrolling over 75 locations, Rangers inspect City property and equipment, advise patrons of City policies and ordinances, and answer park-goers' questions regarding Parks and facility reservations.
Other Park Ranger responsibilities include locking the 37 park restrooms and 27 trail and access gates on a nightly basis. Park Rangers perform over 600 foot and 4,300 patrols, including approximately 45,000 contacts with the public monthly.
Patrols may change due to seasonal attendance in parks. During weekdays, three Park Rangers and one supervisor patrol during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., four Park Rangers including a designated Anaheim Coves Ranger, and one supervisor from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On weekends, depending upon the season and activities, five Park Rangers patrol with one to two Supervisors from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
In addition to their typical day to day duties, Park Rangers also assist throughout the year at City-wide special events such as Fall Festival and Halloween Parade, Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Concerts in the Parks, Fourth of July Celebration, Tree Lighting events, Grand Opening ceremonies, and during performances at Pearson Park Amphitheatre. Additionally, Park Rangers are also assigned to provide support during disaster events such as fires, floods, and earthquakes and provide 24-hour patrols of the City's natural parks during Red Flag Warnings for potential fires.