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Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness Programs as Provided by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness

NYC Parks Dept-aaaTo learn more about these or other related events visit the official NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Pages. Be sure to check with them for last minute changes, cancellations or anything else.

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods?  Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? The Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Bronlife saver

Sunday, January 12
Emergency Preparedness: Extreme
Weather / Pelham Bay Park 1 P.M. / Pelham Bay Nature Center, Bruckner Boulevard And Wilkinson Avenue

Saturday, February 1
Wilderness Survival / Van Cortlandt Park
11 A.M. / Van Cortlandt Nature Center, West 246th Street And Broadway


Sunday, January 19
Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather / Prospect Park 1 P.M. /
Picnic House, Fifth Street And West Drive

Sunday, March 2
Wilderness Survival / Marine Park 1 P.M. /
Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street And Avenue U


Saturday, February 1
Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather / Inwood Hill Park 12 P.M. /
Payson Park House, Dyckman Street And Payson Avenue

Saturday, March 1
Wilderness Survival / Central Park 1 P.M. /
Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street And Lenox Avenue


Sunday, February 9
Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather / Cunningham Park 1 P.M. /
Parking Lot On Union Turnpike And 197 St

Saturday, March 8
Wilderness Survival / Alley Pond Park 11 A.M. / Alley Pond Park Adventure Center,
Enter Winchester Boulevard, Under The Grand Central Parkway

Staten Island

Saturday, January 11
Wilderness Survival / Blue Heron Park
11 A.M. / Blue Heron Nature Center, 222
Poillon Avenue, Between Amboy Road And Hylan Boulevard

Sunday, February 2
Emergency Preparedness: Extreme
Weather / Blue Heron Park 1 P.M. / Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue,
Between Amboy Road And Hylan Boulevard


Urban Park Ranger Nature And Visitor Centers


Crotona Nature Center:
Crotona Park. Enter The Park At Charlotte St.
And Crotona Park East. 718.378.2061

Orchard Beach Nature Center:
Pelham Bay Park. Section 2 Of Orchard
Beach. 718.885.3466

Pelham Bay Ranger Station:
Pelham Bay Park. Bruckner Blvd. And
Wilkinson Ave. 718.319.7258

Van Cortlandt Nature Center:
Van Cortlandt Park. Enter The Park At
West 246th St. And Broadway. 718.548.0912


Salt Marsh Nature Center:
Marine Park. East 33rd St. And Avenue U.

Fort Greene Visitor Center:
Fort Greene Park. Enter The Park At Myrtle
Avenue And Washington Park. 718.722.3218


Belvedere Castle:
Central Park. 79th St., Mid-Park.

Inwood Hill Nature Center:
Inwood Hill Park. Enter Park At West 218th
St. And Indian Road. This Center Is Under Renovation Due To The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy


Alley Pond Park Adventure Center:
Alley Pond Park. Enter At Winchester Blvd.,
Under The Grand Central Parkway.
718.217.6034 Or 718.217.4685

Forest Park Visitor Center:
Forest Park. Woodhaven Blvd. And Forest
Park Drive. 718.846.2731

Fort Totten Visitors Center:
Fort Totten Park. Enter Park At Fort Entrance,
North Of Intersection Of 212 St. And Cross
Island Pkwy. And Follow Signs. 718.352.1769

Staten Island

Blue Heron Nature Center:
Blue Heron Park. 222 Poillon Avenue,
Between Amboy Road And Hylan Boulevard.

High Rock Ranger Station:
High Rock Park. Park In The Lot At The End Of
Nevada Avenue, Off Rockland Ave., And Follow Signs.

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