Ranger Tours at Inwood Hill Park
Urban Park Ranger Tours are being offered at Inwood Hill Park every Wed,
Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tours leave from the Indian
Hill Playground on Wed, Thurs and Fri, and from the Inwood Nature Center on
Sat and Sun.
I attended a tour this morning with my 5-year-old and my 16-month-old, along
two 6-year-olds and a couple of 4-year-olds, and we all had a great time. We
were accompanied by a year-round Urban Park Ranger and 3 very enthusiastic
Summer Rangers (college students who delight in sharing their knowledge of
the park). We examined the park's plant and animal life, learned a bit of
Native American history, and explored the Lenape Indian shelters. We also
visited the Nature Center, where we viewed the park's baby eagles on the
eaglet-cam and watched Spike, the resident box turtle, eat his lunch.
If your child is interested in nature, I'd encourage you to take advantage
of this opportunity. Inwood Hill Park is incredibly beautiful and easily
accessible by subway.
For more information about these events, call 212-304-2365. You can also
visit the NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation Website at www.nycgovparks.org/.
Posted by turnertourigny
at 11:14 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 1 August 2005 6:43 PM EDT