Junior Ranger Program

junior-ranger-badgeRanger Station Thursdays

Become a Frisco Junior Ranger this summer by joining us for Ranger Station Thursdays!  We meet you in our parks every other Thursday to play naturally and to complete our Junior Ranger Handbook. 

Each Ranger Station event will feature activities focusing on one of the four categories in our handbook. The series will conclude after the last station event with a Junior Ranger badge ceremony. 

Ranger Station details & dates are as follows: 

  • Urban Wildlife “Who lives here?”, Thursday, July 14
  • Water & Recycling, Thursday, July 28 
    • Badge Ceremony immediately following

Can't make it to all of them? No problem! Join us at any of the events to pick up your hand book and complete the other activities on your own time.  

Space is limited and registration for each station is required. Participants must also be accompanied by a supervising adult in order to participate. Learn more and register.

Join Ranger Rufus on a Self-Guided, Family-Friendly Adventure!

Frisco Junior Rangers promise to help protect and preserve our natural resources. The Junior Ranger Handbook (PDF) will teach you all about recycling, litter, water and nature, all while you explore Frisco's beautiful natural areas with your friends and family. 

The Junior Ranger program is written for children 5-10 years old, but people of all ages are welcome to participate! Simply take this handbook with you on your next outdoor adventure in Frisco and complete the activities inside.

Junior Ranger Book

Become a Frisco Junior Ranger

Becoming a Frisco Junior Ranger is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply follow the instructions below to get started on your Junior Ranger journey! 

1. Download or Pick Up Your Handbook: Download and print the PDF version at home! No printer? No problem! Pick up a printed handbook at the Parks and Recreation Office during regular business hours. 

2. Complete the Handbook: Explore a Frisco natural area or park, your schoolyard, or even your own backyard as you complete the activities. 

3. Return the Completed Handbook:  Please schedule a time to pick up your free Junior Ranger badge from the Parks and Recreation Office by emailing our Natural Resources team at [email protected].

Note: While events are postponed or at limited capacity, please complete Pg. 26 by watching a Nature in Your Neighborhood episode. These virtual programs are designed to help you explore outside in Frisco! 

Videos and Explorer Guides

The "Nature in Your Neighborhood" virtual program series provides the tools you need to explore Frisco's natural areas with your family. Each episode has a companion Explorer Guide which can be downloaded below.  We hope you'll take some time this week to Play Naturally!