Parks & Recreation
Ranger-led tours are approximately one hour long and meet at 11 a.m. every Sunday at the Visitor Information Center in the Park's Plaza de Panama (Tours are currently suspended). Tour leaders discuss the historical and botanical treasures of Balboa Park.
The Park Rangers are committed to helping visitors have a wholesome, safe, and rewarding outdoor experience. They assist with public safety, raise awareness of conservation needs and methods, and carry out a proactive series of educational activities within the Park and throughout the community. For large tour groups or special arrangements, call the Park Rangers' office at (619) 235-1122. (Tours are currently suspended)
Mission Bay Park Rangers are responsible for resource protection and management in Mission Bay Park, including Southern and Northern Wildlife Preserve's, Famosa Slough, and along the mouth of the San Diego River. Park Rangers are also very active in preparing and protecting the annual Least Tern nesting areas. Park Rangers can be reached by calling (858) 581-7602.
Park Rangers lead an outdoor slow-paced walking tour on significant history of Presidio Park. The free tours take place every second Sunday of the month from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. Please meet the Park Ranger near the front entrance to the Serra Museum . Please note that admission fees do apply to enter the museum, and is not included on the tour. For more information, please contact the Park Rangers at (619) 235-1158.
Shoreline Park Rangers are responsible for resource protection, management and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of San Diego’s more than 13 miles of coastline and parks. These areas include Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Ocean Beach, South Mission Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Palisades Park, Tourmaline Surfing Park, Calumet Park, Hermosa, Windansea, Coast Blvd Park, Children’s Pool, Scripps Park, Kellogg Park, and Torrey Pines City Park.
Rangers lead regular volunteer groups to help maintain trails, habitat restoration projects, and clean-ups along the coast. We welcome group and individual project inquiries. To contact the Shoreline Parks Ranger Office, please call the Park Ranger Office at: (858) 581-9982.