Sedona's all-volunteer park ranger program is administered by the Parks and Recreation Department. The rangers began operation in 2007 and continue providing services today with a group of highly professional, dedicated and friendly volunteers.
What the rangers do
The rangers support the Parks and Recreation Department by helping visitors in Uptown, and ensuring safe and appropriate use of Sedona's city parks. Rangers also support city events and occasionally perform light trail and maintenance work.
In their role as city ambassadors in the Uptown area, rangers talk to visitors and merchants, provide information and directions, help address concerns, and respond to emergencies.
At community events rangers provide parking and traffic control, and help event planners and participants. In an emergency, rangers may assist police and fire personnel.
How to become a ranger
Applicants must pass a fingerprint and background check, and are asked to commit to 4 to 6 volunteer hours per week. New volunteers receive an area orientation and training in how to work with the public, traffic control, park patrol procedures, avoidance of blood borne pathogens, CPR and first responder emergency procedures, and the use of automated external defibrillators.
Rangers are required to wear a uniform provided by the city and to demonstrate a high level of public service, patience and integrity.
Application packets can be downloaded from this page and are also available as hard copies at the Parks and Recreation office located at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Rd.