We are excited to announce that our friends at the City of Richmond have posted the first open Urban Park Ranger position! This important new department in the Park will work to build a culture of park appreciation and stewardship in order to create a safe and enriching environment for all park visitors.
Initially a two-person team, the Rangers will be a constant presence in the park, supporting the safety of visitors and encouraging people to follow the rules. With the goal of encouraging voluntary compliance, they will be able to write tickets for folks who are illegally parked, illegally drinking, vandalizing the park, carrying glass bottles, or violating other park rules.
Following models seen in other cities and parks, the Rangers will work with the JRPS education team to offer public programs throughout the park in addition to their public safety-focused role. The Rangers will also play an important role in some of the river safety initiatives that will be launched in the Park when the busy season kicks off in the Spring.
We encourage anyone interested to apply to be a part of this new program that is sure to make a difference in our little slice of urban wilderness. The position can be viewed and applied for at this link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/richmond/jobs/3839418/park-ranger-supervisor
We hope you will join us in welcoming this new program to the Park. FOJRP is also investing resources into helping to get this program off to a successful start. With the help of one of our foundation partners, we hope to be able to make an exciting announcement about our support for that program in just a few weeks.
See you in the Park!