City of Melbourne Park Rangers have the important role of protecting our parks, gardens and reserves, assisting park visitors and assessing the safety of park activities.
Park Rangers are easily identified by their distinctive uniforms of green shirts and jackets, with a badged sleeve. They patrol Melbourne's parks, gardens and reserves on foot and in utility vehicles.
Park Rangers work seven days a week and their role is to:
- supply information and direction to park users about facilities and associated horticultural and historical values
- provide environmental and educational programs to schools and the wider community
- enforce park regulations through education and enforcement programs ensure public safety and minimise undesirable and damaging activities in parklands
- offer support and monitor illegal car parking in parklands
- provide advice on horticultural, logistical and limitations of park use.
Park Rangers education programs
City of Melbourne Park Rangers offer free education programs to the community. These can include curriculum based activities, school holiday programs, community festivals, tree planting and specialised projects.
Park Ranger services range from introductory walks and hands-on field classes, to the provision of maps and self guided curriculum material. Programs can be held at a variety of locations across the city and the format is flexible.
The Junior Rangers program runs during schools holidays.
For more information about Junior Rangers program visit What’s on.
Park Rangers run programs in collaboration with Waterwatch. To find out more information go to Waterwatch.
Tips for park cycling safety
Here are some tips for helping you stay safe when cycling in a park:
- enjoy your surroundings and consider other park users
- be aware that many shared paths in the parks border dog off-leash areas and sporting fields
- travel at safe speeds
- communicate with other park users - use your bell and call out your intentions to ensure your safety and the safety of those near you
- stand out by wearing bright coloured, reflective clothing
- follow cycling laws by making sure you wear a helmet and have lights and a bell on your bike
- stay aware of your surroundings and slow down when approaching pedestrians or animals.
To find our more information about where to ride view the City of Melbourne TravelSmart Map.