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RANGERS

What Do We Do?

For over 50 years the St. Louis County Park Rangers have provided public safety for visitors to the parks in our system. The basic duties of a Ranger revolve around the three main goals of our division: Public Relations, Programming, and Protection.

Public Relations: Rangers assist, guide and direct visitors in the parks. They are available to answer questions about programs and facilities, provide assistance to stranded motorists, search for lost persons, provide first aid for injuries, provide crowd and traffic control at special events and other services as required. Programming: Rangers provide a wide variety of interpretive and outdoor skills programs to enhance enjoyment of the parks and the metropolitan area. Nature walks, firearms/fishing programs, motorcycle safety, living history, bike rodeos, community nights and other programs are available on an ongoing basis. Protection: Rangers are authorized to enforce State Laws, County Ordinances and Park rules. They patrol on foot, bicycle, horse, boat, atv’s and vehicle. Minor violations are often handled by a verbal or written warning, however stronger enforcement actions are sometimes needed.

Rangers can issue citations or summons for violations and are trained in arrest techniques, firearms, search and seizure and defensive tactics.

If you would like to learn more about the job opportunities, minimum requirements, salaries and duties, please write our office or email jnesbit@stlouisco.com.

View Park Events

Park Postings:

(as of 10/11/17 10:35 a.m.)

Beginning 10/16, entry to the Scenic Circle at Jefferson Barracks Park will be closed due to construction on the Cannon Gates. Work will last approximately one week

 The restrooms at Lemay Park are closed for repair. Port-a-potties are in place. Shelter reservations are still available

Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern most end that had to be re-routed and the footing is sand and dirt. Also, users should be cautious of sand smears across trail after rain events.

Unger Park is open to the shelter parking lot, but the trail is closed beyond the riverside parking lot

Sherman Beach and Al Foster trails are passable but have areas with sand and debris on them

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff trail and Spring Valley trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for Construction.





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