The Carson City Park Rangers offer a variety of Ranger-led programs each month that include educational opportunities, historic entertainment, and exciting adventures. The programs are offered free of charge, you just need to register online. You can find more information about each program here.
Autumn Full Moon Hike
Experience one of your favorite trails like never before on these unique adventures with the Carson City Park Rangers. On this Full Moon Hike, we will venture the Wild Horse Trail under the “Beaver Moon” and experience the nocturnal wildlife of Carson City. The Beaver Moon 2022 is not only special because it lands on Election Day, but it will also be accompanied by a total lunar eclipse! We’ll miss the full eclipse on the hike, but don’t worry, you can still catch it around 2:15 am on November 8th. The hike is rated “more difficult” under the IMBA Trail Rating system. Expect moderate terrain and rocky obstacles along a 2 mile loop. Wear closed shoes, dress for the weather, and bring your flashlights.
Date: Election Day, November 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Wild Horse Trail located at the north end of Centennial Park
Seats are filling up fast, so register soon by heading here.
2nd Annual Junior Ranger Day
Junior Park Ranger Day is an annual event dedicated to helping kids complete their Junior Ranger Adventure Guides and take the Oath in just one day! The Jr Rangers will have hands on learning experiences with the Carson City Park Rangers as well as surrounding agencies!
The Park Rangers will be stationed near the Riverview Park Lodge from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 19, 2022. Children (and adults if desired) of all ages will receive a FREE Carson City JR Ranger Adventure Guide which will be used to their adventures throughout the day. The Park Rangers will lead 3 different guided hikes and run the popular Leave No Trace scavenger hunt. Between adventures, kids can work with Park Rangers to complete their Carson City Adventure Guides and discover other stands. Once their requirements in the guide are met, they can receive an official crest and be sworn in as a Carson City Junior Park Ranger!
Adventure guides are recommended for grades 1-6, but all skill levels and age groups are welcome to participate! All supplies needed to complete the Adventure Guides will be provided on site and have been professionally printed with funds provided by the River Wranglers.
Find more information here.
To get an idea of what to expect, watch the Jr Ranger Day 2021 video below.