From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Park Rangers, one on the East Side and one on the West Side, patrol Madison Parks in the evenings and on the weekends.
Park Ranger daily duties include:
Checking the park shelters and shelter reservations. They make sure the previous renters left the shelter reservation groups with a clean shelter and restroom.
Visiting and inspecting various parks for ordinance and permit violations.
Ticketing parking violators in the boat launch areas and also in parks where large events are hosted.
Educating the public on dog park permit violations and vending violations.
The final duties of the day are to lock up the park shelter restrooms. By ordinance, all of the Madison parks are closed by 10 p.m. By locking the restrooms daily, it is hoped that repair costs due to vandalism will be reduced.