Open-Space & Natural Resources

Harford Springs Reserve - Park Patroller

The primary role of a rider / patroller is to provide support to the Adopt-A-Trail/Playground Program by serving as “eyes, ears, and mouth” for the District on trails, in parks, and open spaces. The rider / patroller is not assigned to any specific site, but instead provides volunteer service by visiting and reporting on sites throughout the District – especially by travelling greater distances on trails, and interacting with other visitors in the field.  Additionally, they may assist with volunteer work days and other events.  This is accomplished by attending training sessions, regularly inspecting and reporting on trails and other sites, reporting violations of park rules and regulations, communicating feedback to District employees, and greeting other trail users. Depending on the location or circumstances, additional roles may include identifying hazardous materials or situations, identifying species of plants or animals, removing litter, sorting recyclables, repairing or constructing trails and park features as approved by District, performing janitorial duties or other uses of cleaning chemicals, maintaining facilities and performing simple repairs, maintaining landscaping, using computers or other electronic communications equipment, and other work to support District operations. 

Mission Statement

Mission Statement of RivCoParks!

To acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance.


Vision of RivCoParks!

To be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places and programs.


Values of RivCoParks!





Outstanding Service