SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall introduced a new ranger program for the city.
Uniformed park rangers will now serve visitors to SLC parks and public areas.
“Rangers are iconic additions to parks around the world, and I’ve long believed Salt Lake City’s remarkable open spaces deserve such a program. I’m proud to welcome our own team of people whose love for our spaces exteriors is infectious,” Mendenhall said. “It’s a thrill to see this project, which I’ve been dreaming about for years, come to fruition.”
When fully staffed, the program will have 18 rangers, a supervisor, a manager and an office facilitator. The program was funded from the City’s general fund.
“The Department of Public Lands is thrilled to launch this innovative program in our parks. As Salt Lake City grows and diversifies, we must have diverse responses to community needs. We believe Park Rangers can make a meaningful difference in the community by building community relationships, educating park users, and connecting people to amenities they may not have been aware of,” said said Public Lands Department Director Kristin Riker.