Beginnings The City of High Point Parks and Recreation Park Rangers began patrol in the early 1970s. Then, there were only two Park Rangers employed. One worked at City Lake Park and the other at Oak Hollow Park. The main duties of the Park Rangers were to assist citizens with fishing at the lakes and parking vehicles at special events.
During the mid 1970s, as more people visited Oak Hollow Park and City
Lake Park, more Park Rangers were employed to patrol at these locations.
Expansion & Organization During the late 1970s, as High Point grew and expanded, so did the Parks and Recreation Department parks system. During these years the Parks and Recreation Department saw a need for an organized park patrol unit to patrol all City Parks and Recreation facilities. In 1977, High Point Parks Rangers underwent a significant structural change and became a city-wide park law enforcement unit patrolling all the City Parks and Recreation facilities.