The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department is introducing a new program beginning Friday, August 24, set on "developing responsibility, respect and care for others", said a media release. The event, Park Patrol Ranger, will kick off at the McMillan Recreation Center, located at 343 Goos Street.

The park-based program will teach rangers how to contribute to one’s own community and develop leadership abilities. Park Patrol Rangers can volunteer at any park in the city and will help keep city parks free from litter and in good repair.

Park Patrol Ranger meetings will be held each Friday from 3 pm to 4 pm. The event is open to the public, so everyone is welcome to attend including families, students, seniors, and community organizations.

Participants must be at least 8-years-old, and you can register the day of the event. Contact Area Supervisor Trudy Gehrig at 337.491.1280 or email Trudy.gehrig@cityoflc.us, for more details.