Park Ranger Program

Metro District Park Rangers strive to provide safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences for all visitors. Park rangers protect and preserve parks and natural open space areas, and foster stewardship through education, information sharing and rules enforcement. Park rangers support and train with other local agencies including the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Animal Control, and Colorado Department of Wildlife.

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Parks & Open Space Rules and Regulations

Park Rangers

The goals of the Metro District’s Park Ranger program are to:

  • Provide a broad range of safe, enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences for all visitors
  • Protect and preserve park and natural resources
  • Foster stewardship through education and information sharing

Metro District Park Rangers are commissioned as code enforcement officers by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to enforce:

  • 18-9-117 — Unlawful conduct on public property
  • R-998-100 — Douglas County resolution on the control and licensing of dogs and pet animals

To report an emergency in a park or in the open space, please dial 911. For non-emergency issues requiring a park ranger’s attention please page them at 303-540-2311. Park rangers work a variable schedule seven days a week. If there is no answer to the page in 15 minutes, please leave the rangers a message at 720-240-5919.

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