For current volunteers:
What is the Park Patrol?
The Park Patrol is a park and trail volunteer program where you can help keep City
parks and trails clean, safe and in good repair. The
program is a joint effort of the City of Columbia and
U.S. Cellular. Park Patrollers serve on city trails
including the MKT Trail, the Bear Creek Trail, Grindstone
Trail and can
help in any park as well.
What do Park Patrol volunteers do?
Park Patrol volunteers serve as additional eyes and
ears in our trails and parks. Volunteers monitor
trails and parks during daylight hours and serve as
an ambassador for
users. They can do this while walking, running,
or riding a bicycle. Members must be 18 years of age
and include regular exercisers, families, students,
and seniors. Volunteers are identified by an official
Park Patrol T-shirt or vest, and may carry cellular
phones for use during emergency and non-emergency situations.
Patrollers are asked to log a minimum of four hours
per month between April and October. To log your
time, you can submit the hours you spend patrolling
What can I do?
Park Patrol volunteers are needed to monitor trails
and parks. You can also help by telling others about
the program and how they can participate.
How can I get involved?
It's easy. Print and return the Park Patrol application, or you may complete the online application. Park Patrol applicants are required to attend a one-hour training session that we will schedule at a time convenient to you. After training you will receive your Park Patrol identification and can begin volunteering.
For further information on the City of Columbia Park Patrol, please contact Volunteer Programs at 874-7499 or volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com
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