SLC introduces new park ranger program for parks and public spaces
SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall introduced a new park ranger program for the city.
Uniformed park rangers will now serve visitors to SLC parks and public spaces.
“Park rangers are iconic additions to parks the world over and I’ve felt for a long time that Salt Lake City’s remarkable open spaces deserve such a program. I’m proud to welcome our very own team of individuals whose love for our outdoor areas is contagious,” Mendenhall said. “It’s a thrill to see this project, which I’ve dreamed of for years, come to fruition.”
When fully staffed, the program will have 18 rangers, a supervisor, a manager, and an office facilitator. The program has been funded through the City’s general fund.
“The Public Lands Department is excited to launch this innovative program in our parks. As Salt Lake City grows and becomes more diverse, we need to have diverse responses to community needs. We believe Park Rangers can make a significant difference in the community by building relationships with the community, educating park users, and connecting people to amenities they may not have been aware of,” Public Lands Department Director Kristin Riker said.
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