Park Rangers

Denver park rangers assisting at a public event

The mission of Denver Park Rangers is to maximize public safety, protect park resources and provide service to visitors. Park Rangers patrol mountain and urban parks daily by foot, bicycle and vehicle, assisting local law enforcement and fire department in the event of an emergency or hazardous situation. Park Rangers are trained in public contact techniques, CPR, first-aid and rescue techniques.

How To Appeal a Park Citation

You have the right to request a hearing to review issuance of your citation by filing a petition. If you would like to request a hearing, you may do so by submitting a petition for review, along with a non-refundable $25 filing fee, within 15 days of receiving the citation.

Please make sure you have your citation number and you enter the citation number exactly as it appears on the physical copy of your citation. 

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Park Hours

Urban Parks: 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Mountain Parks: one hour before sunrise - one hour after sunset

No park access is allowed when closed, except on through roads or trails.

Education Programs

Denver Park Rangers provide a variety of educational programs in partnership with other DPR divisions such as recreation, mountain parks, and wildlife management. These activities are intended to connect people with outdoor adventure and help foster a love of nature and stewardship of our shared public lands.

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Mountain Park Volunteer Opportunities

Denver Parks and Recreation offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. A dedicated group of skilled volunteers are crucial to maintaining trails and other features in our mountain parks. Explore these opportunities and get involved.