November 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
Click here for all articles

Parks Make Life Better!

Park Rangers and Park Monitors help make Rancho Cucamonga parks better!

people voting

Whether you visit a Rancho Cucamonga park or trail, you will probably notice staff assigned to keep your experience fun, safe, and enjoyable. Park Rangers and Park Monitors patrol City parks and facilities, the Pacific Electric Trail, and the entrance to Cucamonga Canyon and Etiwanda Preserve.

Rangers work closely with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBCSD) and City of Rancho Cucamonga Public Works staff to protect and preserve the parks and open spaces. The Rangers also educate and enforce our park rules to ensure visitors use the parks and facilities appropriately and have an enjoyable experience. Their duties also include responding to dispatch calls regarding user conflicts, parking issues, and follow-up on specific target areas.

Report Minor Park Issues:

Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m., (909) 774-8069;
5 p.m. - 9 p.m., (909) 261-5561

Report Graffiti: (909) 481-7999

Report Suspicious Activities in the Parks to Non-Emergency: (909) 941-1488

The City's Community Services Department began working on this program back in 2013. A multi-department team identified issues on trails, and in parks and open spaces. Community Services staff worked with the SBCSD Rancho Cucamonga station, Rancho Cucamonga Fire District, City of Rancho Cucamonga GIS staff, Animal Care Services, and Public Works to prepare the program and establish comprehensive training. The Park Rangers were introduced to the City in 2015 and can be identified through their uniforms, vehicles and bicycles.

Park Monitors patrol, maintain the appearance of parks, and assist with shelter and field rentals. The Monitors are a huge asset and often first to report suspicious activity to the Park Rangers.

With the assistance of the Rangers and Monitors, the City continues to work toward making our parks, trails and open spaces a fun and safe environment for all of our visitors. Make sure to keep an eye out for our team and say hello when you get a chance. If you need assistance they are there to help!