Rec Rangers

The word "rec rangers" with each letter filled with a picture from nature.

The Rec Rangers program is a free nature program for children ages 7-14 years old with the mission of fostering young adult connectivity to nature and encouraging participation and stewardship of the parks and recreation opportunities and resources within their community. 

Activities are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except the July activity, which will be on the 2nd Wednesday). The times and locations will vary based on the time of year and planned activity. 

Program participants must pre-register for each activity. 

The registration receipt will provide important information on the location of the activity. 

Upcoming activities

  • Wed June 5th: City Center, Turtles of Florida, 5pm-6:15pm
  • Wed July 10th: Riverwalk Park, Fish of Florida, 5pm-6:30pm

How to register for an activity

Young boy in a blue shirt looking into a clear container
Young girl in a pink shirt holding worms in her hands
Young boy in a blue and green shirt holding a clear container

Other Information you should know

  • Registration is limited and is first come, first serve.
  • Registration will open the day after the last activity was completed. 
  • Parents, legal guardians, or anyone 18 years or older cannot participate in any activities unless they are registered as a volunteer with the Parks and Recreation department and they have the permission of the program coordinator.
  • These activities will be held outdoors, so participants need to dress accordingly, bring a refillable water bottle, and wear sunscreen and insect repellent.


Please contact Shannon Bungart, Rec Ranger Program Coordinator