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Explore the Outdoors During the City's Park Ranger Program

 

Grab your family and friends and see how much fun learning can be! The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-guided walks, tours and workshops.

 

Schedule

 

Nature Walk | Saturday, December 16, 2-3 pm

Walk along the lighted pathways with a Ranger to learn about our winter residents and how wildlife adapts to winter.  Make some time to immerse yourself in nature during the busy holiday season; you’ll be glad you did!  Dress for the forecast and wear good walking shoes.

Meet at the Riverfront Park North parking lot (4122 River Drive)

 

Winter Solstice Lantern Parade and Celebration | Thursday, December 21, 5-8 pm

Park Rangers will hold a lantern parade at sunset (5:19) from the Red Schoolhouse, across the Columbia Canal and into the brick amphitheater.  Mingle with the Park Rangers, sip hot cocoa and warm your hands over a fire. 

Meet at Riverfront Park South beside the Red Schoolhouse (312 Laurel Street)

 

Last Day Leg Stretch | Sunday, December 31, 1-2:30pm

Admire the views and learn about Riverfront Park’s rich natural history along the way.

Meet at Riverfront Park South beside the Red Schoolhouse (312 Laurel Street)

 

Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, bring binoculars and field guides as well as any essentials like water, sunscreen, insect repellent and sturdy walking footwear.

 

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

 

 

Parks & Recreation Department | 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

P: 803-545-3100| F: 803-343-8744

 
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