Trail Safety Patrol Volunteer hiking and patrolling trails
Bike Patrol Unit

Trail Safety Patrol

Trail Safety Patrol

Hike/Mountain Bike Unit
River Unit

The City of Glendale is pleased to announce the establishment of the volunteer Glendale Trail Safety Patrol (TSP).

Members of the TSP serve as ambassadors of the Community Services & Parks Department, provide for the safety and well-being of park and trail users, preserve and protect park resources, and promote an enjoyable experience for all park visitors.  

Trail Safety Patrol

Specifically, TSP Members:

Assist Community Services & Parks staff and other City professionals in protecting and maintaining:

  • The safety of park and open space visitors.
  • The plant, animal, geological, historical, and archaeological resources of Glendale’s parks and open spaces.



Educate Park visitors and trail users about:

  • Park resources, facilities and programs.
  • Safe and courteous use of Park trails and other resources.
  • Park rules and regulations.

Observe and Report:

  • Damage to park resources or facilities.
  • Potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Incidents involving park visitors or trail users.
  • Violations of park rules and regulations.
  • Police, fire, or medical emergencies.

TSP Hike Unit and Mountain Bike Members are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Become an official City volunteer including fingerprints and background check.
  • Undergo the City-mandated trail safety training program.
  • Be in good health and provide a letter from their physician indicating they are fit to ride or hike.
  • Devote a minimum of four hours per month (48 hours per year) in the City’s open space as a Trail Safety volunteer.
  • Submit an application to the CSP Department, go through an interview and reference check, sign a volunteer agreement and release of liability, participate in the Trail Safety Training Program, attend quarterly Trail Safety Patrol meetings, and be evaluated every six months.
  • Pass the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association’s Mountain Bike Skills Class is they are applying for the Mountain Bike Unit.
  • Hike the Brand Motorway from the Doctor’s House in Brand Park to the benches at the top of the Verdugos and back in under two and a half hours.

TSP River Unit Members:

All members of the River Unit must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be an official City of Glendale volunteer and undergo fingerprint and background check.
  • Must participate in the City-mandated trail safety training program.
  • Must be in good health and provide a physician’s letter indicating sufficient fitness to walk or ride a bike on relatively level surfaces for at least an hour at a time.
  • Must agree to devote a minimum of four hours per month (48 hours per year) in the City’s open spaces and parks as a Trail Safety volunteer.

Must submit an application to the Community Services & Parks Department, go through an informal interview, sign a volunteer agreement and release of liability, attend quarterly Trail Safety Patrol meetings, and be evaluated every six months.

If you are interested, please contact Marc Stirdivant at (818) 550-4405 or mstirdivant@ci.glendale.ca.us; or Iris Hidalgo at (818) 548-2782 or ihidalgo@ci.glendale.ca.us for information on how to become part of the Trail Safety Patrol’s new River Unit.

Patrol Log (MS Word Format)

Incident Report for Injuries (MS Word Format)  

 

 

 

 


 

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