Are you friendly? Do you love Denver’s parks and trails? Planning to be on your bicycle enjoying the outdoors this summer? Ding DONG. No, it’s not the Avon lady. The Denver Park Ranger Program is ringing your doorbell.
BikeDenver and Denver Parks & Recreation’s Park Rangers want YOU to apply by May 1st for selection to a new high-profile volunteer program that will help them take good care of some your favorite places.
The Volunteer Courtesy Patrol needs 30-40 bicyclists over the age of 18 this summer. Volunteers will assist Park Rangers in four of Denver’s most popular spaces; the Cherry Creek Trail, South Platte Trail, City Park and Washington Park. Bike jerseys and other equipment will be provided. Volunteers will provide their own bicycle and helmet.
BikeDenver and Denver Parks & Recreation are teaming up to launch the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol to expand the reach of the Park Ranger program and help educate users about basic park & trail safety rules and courtesies. Volunteers will assist in pairs 3-4 times a month in 3-4 hour shifts on weekends from June to August.
Volunteer Courtesy Patrol Goals:
- Increase the Denver Park Ranger’s presence and visibility in four of Denver’s most popular parks and multi-use trails
- Educate trail and park users about basic safety rules and courtesies
- Model safe riding behavior for bicyclists
- Assist residents and visitors by providing directions and information
- Report on conflict areas, and physical safety issues
Let’s get rolling! Fill out this easy online form by May 1st to submit your application: APPLY FOR THE VOLUNTEER COURTESY PATROL HERE.
You’ll find detailed information in the sign up form and we’ll be in touch about the process, but you might want to note these key dates:
May 1: Applicant Deadline
May 9: Notification
May 11: Volunteer Training
May 17 or 18: On-Bike Volunteer Training
June 3: Pre-Launch Volunteer Meeting & BBQ
June 4: Program Launch
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. We work to promote and encourage bicycling in Denver for recreation and transportation.
The Department of Parks and Recreation stewards Denver’s legacy and is dedicated to customer satisfaction and enhancing lives by providing innovative programs and safe, beautiful, sustainable places.
The Denver Park System includes more than 240 urban parks totaling more than 3,700 acres and more than 240 miles of trails and walks.
The Park Ranger Program provides daily patrol of the urban and mountain park systems and focuses on visitor contact and assistance, park rule and regulation enforcement/education, protection of natural and built resources, environmental education, emergency response and visitor safety.