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Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger Program

Published on: 9/9/2019 9:27 AM
Junior Ranger Program certificateJunior Ranger star
Does your child like to hike? 
Are they curious about Nature?
Sign up​ to become a Junior Ranger!​

The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to get your kids outdoors and into a free, safe, and fun program! Programs take place in several County Parks each spring and fall for kids ages 9-11 (usually 4th-5th grade). Junior rangers explore park history and nature through outdoor adventures with park staff. Students who successfully complete the program earn a badge and certificate! 

Park / City​ Days​ ​Dates ​Times
​Fridays 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Martial Cottle
(San Jose)
​Tuesdays ​10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 3:30 - 5:30pm
(Morgan Hill)

​Wednesdays 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6 (Note: no session on 10/23)
3:30 - 5:30pm
(San Jose)

​​Wednesdays ​10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 ​3:30 - 5:30pm
Ed Levin
​​Fridays​ ​11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 ​3:30 - 5:30pm
Metcalf Motorcycle*​
(San Jose)
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1
9am - 12pm​

​​​​​ ​ For Motorcycle Park, participants must own and know how to operate their own motorcycle equipment. Call (408) 226-5223 for more information about this program and its requirements.​
Click here to register online. 

“In the junior ranger program, I felt like I was with everyone else, and not alone.  I was happy being with new friends and with nature.  My life changed through the course of the program.  It made me feel like I was more involved.  When I wasn’t doing anything I felt lazy, tired and bored. And now I feel energetic and amazing.  The program helped me so much.” – 2017 Junior Ranger

“I wanted you to know what a life changing experience Jr Rangers has been for my son and how he is carrying those experiences forward with him.  Ranger Mike and the Jr Ranger program has made such a positive impact in my son’s and our family’s life, enriching it beyond expectations.” – 2017 Junior Ranger Parent

For more information, call (408) 918-7770 or email
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