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Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger Program

Published on: 3/6/2019 2:42 PM
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Does your child like to hike? 
Are they curious about Nature?
Sign them 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!
Spring 2019 Junior Ranger Programs​​
Park/City​ Days​ ​Dates ​Times
​Ed Levin / Milpitas ​Fridays 4/5, 4/12, 4/26 and 5/3 3 - 5 pm
Hellyer / San Jose ​Thursdays ​4/25, 5/2, 5/9 and 5/16 3 - 5 pm
Martial Cottle / San Jose
​Tuesdays 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 and 5/21
3 - 5 pm
Sanborn / Saratoga
Thursdays 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 and 5/16
3 - 5 pm
Motorcycle Park / South San Jose
​Saturdays 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 and 5/11​ 9 am - 12 pm
​​​​​ ​ * 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.​
To register online click here​

“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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