What We Do:

SSPRD Park Rangers are community assets that protect visitor safety and park resources through customer service, education, and rule enforcement.

How to Reach Us:

Reach the on-duty ranger seven days per week from 6:30 am to sunset by calling 303.435.8227. You may also email us at rangers@ssprd.org.

Check us out on X, too! @rangerssprd

Reasons to Contact Us:

  • Questions or concerns about our Park Rules & Regulations.
  • Reports of rule violations or safety concerns.
  • Wildlife sightings or conflicts.

Where to Find Us:

Rangers are based at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park (3000 W. Carson Dr., Littleton, CO 80201). However, we serve and roam the entire District! Rangers can be found in any of South Suburban’s 125+ parks. Visit our Parks Map to explore the District.


On-Duty Ranger:



Visit the Fishing page to view the latest South Platte Park fishing report and submit photos of your fish to be featured as the Catch of the Week! 

Junior Rangers:

Become a Junior Ranger today!

South Suburban Park Rangers have an important duty to help keep visitors safe while they are having fun in our parks. We need your help! Print and complete the Junior Ranger Guide, and take the pledge at the end to become a Junior Ranger. Pick up your FREE Junior Ranger sticker by turning in your completed guide at the Carson Nature Center. Printed guides are also available at Carson Nature Center, or from the Park Rangers you may meet out in the parks.





B.A.R.K. Rangers

Love hanging outside with your favorite paw-tner? South Suburban’s pet-friendly outdoor spaces are the perfect playground for your pup. To keep these spaces safe and clean, we need your help!

South Suburban is looking for pet ambassadors to become B.A.R.K. Rangers! These dogs and owners follow basic principles to ensure guests of all types have a paw-sitive experience.

B = Bag your pet’s waste
A = Always leash your pet
R = Respect wildlife
K = Know where you can go

If you and your best friend are interested, stop by one of our pop-up ranger booths to take the pledge. Your dog will get a certificate, as well as a badge to identify as a B.A.R.K. Ranger.

Stay tuned for upcoming pop-up booth dates and locations!

Meet Your Park Rangers

Park Rangers can help answer questions about open spaces, trails, park rules and much more. 

Lead Ranger RyanLead Ranger Ryan

Ryan is a full time law enforcement ranger. Originally from Chicago, Ryan grew up in Evergreen, Colorado where he developed a passion for fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. Ryan has experience as a park ranger and animal control officer for the city of Aurora and was a seasonal park ranger with South Suburban at Rueter Hess Reservoir in summer of 2021. Ryan loves to share his knowledge of parks, natural resources, fishing, and wildlife with all who visit the parks, and makes the best venison jerky this side of the Continental Divide.

Lead Ranger SamLead Ranger Sam

Sam is a full time law enforcement ranger. He has had experience working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service; City of Colorado Springs; Columbia, South Carolina; and now here at South Suburban. He enjoys recreating in the outdoors any way he can, from reading in a camp chair, to climbing rocks in the mountains. He can be found in the parks in his off-time walking his dog, Frankie; or riding bikes with his partner.

Senior Ranger MaddieSenior Ranger Maddie

Ranger Maddie is a full time law enforcement ranger. She grew up in the heart of the South Suburban district in Littleton, Colorado. Maddie has experience as a Park Ranger in the Denver Mountain Parks and the City of Lakewood. She is a certified interpretive guide. Maddie is an avid angler and can usually be found with a Diet Coke or iced coffee in hand.

Ranger EmilyRanger Emily

Ranger Emily started as a seasonal ranger in 2022 and is now a full-time South Suburban Ranger. She has several years of loss prevention and seasonal ranger experience in Maryland at Fort Frederick State Park. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide and a First Aid/CPR instructor through the American Red Cross. On her days off she can be found kayaking, reading an obscene amount of books, spending time at baseball games with her husband, or in line at a Dutch Bros.

Ranger Rob BrownRanger Rob B.

Born and raised in Virginia, Ranger Rob got a Sport and Recreation Degree at James Madison University before moving to Colorado in 2021 to pursue a career as a park ranger. Rob started as a seasonal at South Suburban in the spring of 2022 before being hired full time late 2022. He is still enjoying learning about all the different wildlife and plants in this part of the country. In his free time, you’ll likely find him camping with his dog, watching a new movie, or reading a good book.

Ranger Robert ArmstrongRanger Rob A.

Ranger Rob is a full-time law enforcement ranger. Born and raised in the Denver Metro Area. Rob grew up exploring the Rocky Mountains where he developed an immense love for the wilderness and a desire to protect our natural resources. Since 2014, he has served as a Park Ranger for the City of Denver, dedicating his days to the preservation of our stunning natural habitats. When he's not on duty, you'll likely find Rob chasing adventure. Between hiking trails, rowing in his kayak, and camping he’s always sharing his passion for the great outdoors with his loved ones.

Ranger RonRanger Ron

Ranger Ron has 15 years of experience as a Park Ranger with the City of Lakewood. Ron enjoys being a ranger because he loves helping the people and animals. One of the coolest things he has seen on the job was a mountain lion! In his off time Ron enjoys spending time with his family.

Ranger AlyssaRanger Alyssa

Ranger Alyssa grew up in Colorado and spent most of her time outdoors. She always thought being a Park Ranger sounded cool, even when she had no idea of what they did. She earned a scholarship to Arizona State to play Division 1 soccer and earned a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. Alyssa worked for Colorado Parks and Wildlife for 3 years as a Full Commissioned Ranger before taking time off to raise her beautiful daughter who is now 3. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys doing new activities with her daughter and playing with her three dogs; Summit, Winnie, and Lilia (aka the floof).

Ranger RoseannRanger Roseann

Ranger Roseann started as a seasonal ranger in 2023 and is now a full-time South Suburban Ranger. She is a certified interpretive guide and enjoys learning and educating visitors about nature and wildlife. She has an appreciation for South Suburban parks and trails and feels fortunate to be working where she spends her free time walking and biking.

Ranger KimRanger Kim

Ranger Kim is a full-time law enforcement park ranger with South Suburban. She has previous experience for Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Cherry Creek State Park as a Park Ranger, the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency deploying nationally for emergency management response as an Archaeologist and supervisor for several years. She also has previous experience working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and George Washington’s Ferry Farm public archaeological site in Virginia. She enjoys archery, reading, or camping with her husband and their two dogs.