The City of Mesa Park Rangers oversee 202 parks and basins, City of Mesa Cemetery and several sports complexes and fields. Park Rangers are responsible for a number of tasks within the city limits, including assisting park patrons, patrolling park facilities to deter unwelcome or unauthorized park activities, and act as a liaison between parks, police and fire departments. Park Rangers also respond to citizen’s concerns, and educate the community in proper park use, natural resources, wildlife and fishing.
The Park Rangers also monitor, warn and enforce the park rules to ensure the safety and security of park patrons, as well as the proper usage of all parks resources. Park Rangers have authority to give verbal warnings, issue written warnings, issue criminal/parking citations, and/or eject persons from the park for park rule violations.
The Park Ranger team maintains affiliations with several organizations, such as the Park Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), to support the Rangers in their efforts in maintaining high standards of professionalism and care for the community.