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Adult Rangers

We are now accepting applications for fall Rangers!

Our Youth and Adult Rangers & Indigenous Youth Wanderers programs are completely funded through grants provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Toronto which prioritize registration for participants who are newcomers to Canada or those who otherwise have difficulty accessing green spaces, such as folks who identify as being part of marginalized communities.



Adult Rangers

Get outside! Connect to Nature!

Adult Rangers is a group that meet once a week to learn about nature, do stewardship activities in the park and meet other like-minded individuals.

As a High Park Ranger participant you will:

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Note: Application is not a guarantee of enrollment. We will review your application and get back to you soon!

What will we do?

We like for the Rangers activities to be in alignment with the goals and interests of the participants and individual leaders. We also believe that activities should be as relevant and connected to the seasons and the happenings in the park as possible. However, some things that are consistent activities include:

  • Big Long Walks - nature hikes through the park to explore the ecosystems
  • Planting native species of plants
  • Invasive species management - usually pulling garlic mustard up by the roots
  • Organizing a nature walk or other event for the public
  • Many other projects and activities that connect us with nature and build community within the group.
Is Rangers accessible for people using a wheelchair?

At this time, Rangers is generally not accessible for people with mobility disabilities due to the hilly terrain and narrow trails. However, each situation is unique and if you have questions about the program’s suitability, please contact us at info@highparknaturecentre.com

How is this program free?

This program is funded entirely by Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. We are truly grateful for their generous support.

Past seasons of Rangers had been supported by Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park; The Good Foundation; High Park Western Beaches Fund.

What is the Nature Relatedness Scale?

We want to measure the impact of this program. We will ask participants to fill out a Nature Relatedness questionnaire at the beginning and end of the program. There will be 21 questions to better understand how connected people feel to nature before and after the Rangers program. This questionnaire is anonymous. Here are the questions in the questionnaire here.

Does Rangers happen in the rain?

Yes. Rangers continue in the rain. Please do your best to come prepared to spend 2 hours outdoors. We will have some extra rain boots and raincoats to lend. We occasionally cancel because of high winds or extreme temperature.

Do I need any materials?

It is ideal if Rangers are dressed for the weather and conditions. We do have a limited amount of additional outerwear and rainboots for Rangers who would like to borrow these items.

Will this program be COVID safe?

To view our COVID-19 Policies and FAQ, click here.

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