Junior Ranger Program

Welcome, Junior Rangers!

Get ready to discover some of the fascinating and fun things about your Washoe County Regional Parks, Trails, and Open Space! Park Rangers are the individuals who make sure that your parks are preserved and protected. Junior Rangers can help! Together with an adult or friend, you can become a Junior Ranger!

  Welcome, Junior Rangers!

Becoming a Junior Ranger is easy and extremely fun!

All you have to do is:

Join a Washoe County Park Ranger on at least one Park Ranger-led activity or volunteer event and receive a swearing-in following the program, OR 

  • Pick up a copy of the Junior Ranger Activity Guide at your nearest Washoe County Regional Park office. (Available now!)
  • Or download a print-able copy right here!
    • With the help of an adult or friend, work through the guide as best as you can.
    • Plan your own adventure on page 6.
    • Visit a Washoe County park near you to complete your Nature Journal on page 4.
    • Complete at least three Outdoor Activities on page 7.


Junior Ranger Activity Guide
Once the requirements have been met, contact your nearest Washoe County Regional Park office to schedule a swearing-in with a Park Ranger. You can also register for an upcoming Park Ranger-led activity and get a swearing-in before the activity starts. Park office locations include:
6000 Bartley Ranch Road
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 828-6612
4005 Old Highway 395
Washoe Valley, NV 89704
(775) 849-1825
25 Davis Creek Road
Washoe Valley, NV 89704
(775) 849-0684
18350 Mt. Rose Highway
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 849-2511
7100 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 424-1866
1595 North Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 785-4512

More Adventure Awaits!

Get your book stamped after attending a Junior Ranger program or volunteer event in each of the Regional Parks featured in blue on the map or an associated Park or Open Space area (attendance required). Collect all six stamps to get a SUPER Junior Ranger prize, including a frame-able certificate of completion presented at a future Washoe County Open Space and Regional Parks Commission meeting! Contact your nearest park office for details.

Additional Junior Ranger Resources

Washoe County Park Directory

Trail Maps

For questions about our Junior Ranger Program, please email abrown@washoecounty.gov 
Have fun, and thank you for participating!