Volunteer Courtesy Patrol

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Denver Parks & Recreation and BikeDenver are always on the lookout for volunteers who want to help patrol our parks and trails.

We recently recruited and trained our 2015 volunteers, but you can fill out the application below and we will be in touch in March or April of 2016 for our next round of training.

Are you friendly? Do you love Denver’s parks and trails?  Planning to be on your bicycle enjoying the outdoors this summer? BikeDenver and Denver Parks & Recreation’s Park Rangers want YOU to to be part of a high-profile volunteer program that will help take good care of some of Denver’s favorite outdoor spaces! This is a great opportunity to meet others who love Denver’s parks and trails as much as you do and be part of very fun group!

The Volunteer Courtesy Patrol was launched by Denver Parks and Recreation’s Ranger Program in partnership with BikeDenver in 2011 as a way to help keep our multi-use trails safe, fun, and friendly for all users. We just finished recruiting a 5th group of volunteers who will join veteran volunteers from 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014. We recruit approximately 40 new volunteers each year to assist Denver Park Rangers in their duty to steward some of Denver’s most popular outdoor spaces. This year the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol will work in high-profile parks and trails including:

  • Trails: Cherry Creek Trail, South Platte Trail, Bear Creek Trail, & High Line Canal Trail
  • Parks: Bible Park, Eisenhower Park, City Park, Washington Park, & Cheesman Park.

All volunteers will receive complimentary bike jerseys provided by Primal Wear. Volunteers will provide their own bicycle and helmet.

BikeDenver and Denver Parks & Recreation teamed 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 3-4  times a month, primarily on weekends from May to September.

Volunteer Courtesy Patrol Goals:

  • Increase the Denver Park Ranger’s presence and visibility in 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


BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization.  We work to promote and encourage bicycling in Denver for recreation and transportation.

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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.

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