The Anaheim Park Ranger Program promotes the community’s opportunity to enjoy a safe and positive park environment through effective community relations. The Park Ranger Program meets this mission by providing the link between park visitors and the Community Services Department with service, safety, and integrity. Park Rangers patrol over 55 locations, mostly within the city limits of Anaheim between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Hours may change due to seasonal attendance in parks. Park Rangers patrol all of the City’s parks, in addition to several schools, community centers, family resource centers, and skate parks. Park Rangers conduct perimeter, interior, and foot patrols at the above mentioned City locations ensuring safety of patrons and City property/equipment, as well as advisement of City rules and ordinances.
The Program is staffed by 20 trained Park Rangers, and 5 Senior Park Rangers. The Park Ranger offices are located at City Hall.
On a monthly basis, Park Rangers perform over 4000 patrols to include approximately 22,000 public contacts, 40 public assists, interception of 80 alcohol violations, and intervention of 300+ illegal vendors.
During special assignments, rangers may assist with VIP/City Council assistance, parking and traffic control, security and safety of patrons, information/directions, crowd control, police assistance and rules/policy advisement.
Park Rangers also aid throughout the year with a variety of City-wide special events. These events include, but are not limited to: Fall Festival, Cinco De Mayo, Concerts in the Parks, Fourth of July Celebration, Tree Lightings, numerous Facility/Park Groundbreaking and Grand Opening Ceremonies, Pearson Park Amphitheatre events, Fire Watch, Citywide emergencies, Downtown 5K Run, and the Children’s Art Festival. The Rangers are responsible for a variety of duties at each event which may include patrolling, parking control, providing directions, safety measures, security, crowd control, police assistance and rule advisement.
Park Rangers patrol all parks Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, Park Rangers patrol parks from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Anaheim Coves is patrolled from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are subject to change.
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