One of the many opportunities at Metro Parks is the Ranger profession. With more than 26,000 acres of land, 17 parks and in seven different counties, the Rangers make every effort to provide visitors a safe and enjoyable visit to the park.
The main duty of a Ranger is the enforcing of the rules, regulations and other applicable laws that protect resources and achieve visitor safety.
Metro Parks employs 37 full time Rangers, Managers, and Assistant Managers who are certified peace officers with full police powers, training in customer service, first aid, and other essential skills. Supplementing the full time Rangers are over 50 part-time Rangers who are in uniform and trained.
Over 6.8 million visitors use the Metro Parks annually. Park Rangers spend most of their time protecting visitors and park resources. Rangers investigate minor and major incidents, injuries, accidents, littering, vandalism, poaching, open dumping, and the removal of vegetation from the park.
Metro Parks Rangers also participate in several community events such as Neighborhood Pride, Safety Park, Commit to be Fit, and other special events.
The members of the Franklin County Park District Ranger Program are proud of the job they do. They are committed to keeping their promise to the public of safe and clean parks.
When you meet a Metro Parks Ranger, you are meeting a highly trained, committed, and professional Ranger who works in the parks to keep you safe when you visit.
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