A Park Ranger is responsible for the care and maintenance of a park. This includes cleaning up the park, mowing the lawn, and ensuring that the playground equipment is in good working order. A Park Ranger also organizes and leads activities for children and adults alike. These activities can range from hikes to educational programs about the local flora and fauna.

Park Ranger Job Responsibilities

  • Patrol assigned areas to prevent crime and ensure public safety
  • Enforce park rules and regulations
  • Provide information and assistance to park visitors
  • Investigate incidents and accidents within the park
  • Prepare reports on daily activities and incidents
  • Perform maintenance and repair work within the park as needed
  • Assist with planning and implementing special events held at the park


  • To protect and conserve park resources while providing enjoyable and educational experiences for visitors.
  • To develop, implement, and monitor programs and activities that promote resource conservation and public safety.
  • To educate the public about the importance of conserving natural resources through interpretation, exhibits, and other outreach programs.
  • To work with law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with park regulations and to investigate crimes committed in parks.
  • To perform maintenance tasks as needed to keep parks clean, safe, and enjoyable for visitors.

Park Ranger Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Park Ranger vary depending on the employer, but typically include a high school diploma or equivalent, experience working in customer service or law enforcement, CPR and first aid certification, and a valid driver's license. Some employers may also require completion of a formal training program.