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Junior Rangers and Urban Campfires

What Are Junior Rangers?

Junior Rangers is a program for children between the ages 7 and 12 and is offered FREE of charge to visitors who have already paid park entrance fee.

At their first Junior Ranger program children will get a logbook and badge. There are different Junior Ranger activity areas.  Geology, ecology, history, safety, plants, and wildlife are some of the activity areas they will be exploring.
Some of the activities will include playing games, hiking trails, discover tracks, observe wildlife, all while making friends in some of the best places in California. For each activity you will earn a stamp in your logbook.

You do not have to complete all activities but we encourage participating in as many as you can. Children should plan to spend about an hour at each activity.

We will meet at the park’s Visitor Center at 1 pm! For themes, please check our brochure.

No reservation needed.

Urban Campfires

We will be conducting our Urban Campfire Programs on every last Saturday of the month from May through September at 7 pm in the parking lot of the Visitor Center.

May 27: Astronomy Night!  Learn about stars and find constellations in the sky.

June 24: Music in the Groves  Play instruments and sing in the groves.

July 29th: Learn about Wildlife!  Explore wild animals in the park.

August 26th: Bugs and beetles!   Understand the world of insects.

September 30th: Indigenous People!  Join in and celebrate California Native Americans.

Join us as Park Rangers and Interpreter conduct an Urban Campfire Program! This event is FREE, and we suggest bringing a blanket or beach chairs so you can sit back and relax in comfort. Bring your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to enjoy a summer evening in Riverside! For details, please check our brochure.