Urban Park Rangers – Historic Fort Tryon Park

Discover the diverse history of Fort Tryon Park. Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring the natural and human history of Fort Tryon Park. We will look closely at how this land has changed over time, and hear the stories of the cast of characters who inhabited it. Please note: The Rangers are offering outdoor […]


Winter Wonderland Hike

Discover the nature and beauty of Fort Tryon Park on a scenic winter hike with the Urban Park Rangers. We will take in views of winter while learning how to identify some of what nature has left us to enjoy. Animal tracks, nests, and trees are just some of what we will learn more about […]


Urban Park Rangers: Fort Tryon Rocks!

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Meet the Rangers at Fort […]


Urban Wildlife Festival

We welcome guests of all ages to join us at the 12th Annual Wildlife Festival hosted by the Urban Park Rangers and the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Get to know your wild neighbors, including squirrels, turtles, raccoons, opossum, and coyotes while participating in activities to build your awareness and understanding of the natural world! The […]


Discovery Hike: Field Journals & Data Recording

Great ecologists take great field notes. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike through Fort Tryon where we'll observe and sketch the beautiful flora and fauna of NYC.   Learn how to create a field journal and record your findings.  Bring a notebook, a writing utensil, your binoculars and a desire to learn!   We'll meet […]