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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.

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Park Postings:

(As of 1/22/18 9:50 a.m.)


* This project is on hold due to the Government shutdown:
The lake and all boat ramps at Creve Couer Park will be closed to all activities starting 1/23 - 2/11 as part of the Asian Carp removal project. 
The trail at the boat ramp, as well the entire parking lot at the Sailboat Cove will be also be closed for the duration of the project. Large portions of the trail will still be available, but it will no longer be able to circumvent the lake. The timeline may change due to weather. For your safety, please adhere to all postings while at the park.


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

* Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this 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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