Contact: (303) 331-4050
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The Volunteer Courtesy Patrol was created in 2011 by the Denver Parks and Recreation Ranger Program with help from BikeDenver, and is comprised of over 100 volunteers who are excited about helping their community. Volunteers model good behavior for others, provide information to park and trail visitors including information about safety, provide mechanical and medical assistance as needed, report maintenance issues, and provide extra eyes and ears for the Denver Rangers. They currently patrol Denver’s most visited areas including the Cherry Creek Trail, the South Platte River Trail, Washington Park, City Park, Cheesman Park, Bear Creek Park/Trail, and High Line Canal Trail.
Volunteers receive a jersey, energy bars to give away, bike tubes to use when they come across those in need, and many other items. They also receive various trainings through the year about Denver’s parks and trails including how to safely make contacts, how to fix and maintain bicycles, and CPR/First Aid.
Volunteers are expected to patrol 8-12 hours per month from May through August, and can continue to volunteer when able throughout the rest of the year. Volunteering is preferred when parks and trails are busiest, but can be completed any day of the week during daylight hours. This could include time on a bicycle commuting to and from work. If patrolling on bike, they will need to use their own bicycle and helmet.
Recruitment and training happens once per year: recruitment begins in March, and initial training occurs in April. Annually, 30-40 people are accepted into the program. We hope to sign up volunteers who are passionate about Denver parks and trails, enjoy working with people, and who want to take an active role in caring for these areas.
Thanks to our partners including BikeDenver, ClifBar, and Primal Wear!
Thank you for your interest!