The Park Patrol Unit is responsible for patrolling more than 16,000 acres of land containing 251 parks, 15 preserves, 40 greenbelts, 47 pools, and over 74 miles of trails in the City of Austin.  Park officers utilize a wide range of tools to preserve the peace within City of Austin parks and are often seen patrolling on foot or bikes along park trails.  Many of the areas patrolled by the Park Unit are not accessible by vehicle.

The Park Unit is responsible for patrolling many popular special events that take place on park lands including the Zilker Kite Festival, the Zilker Tree Holiday Festival, the Urban Music Festival, the Austin Symphony’s 4th of July, Juneteenth Celebration and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival.

The Park Unit is comprised of one Lieutenant, and ten Patrol Officers per shift.

Contact Information

Sergeant Mike Drabek:

  • (512) 974-4498

Sergeant Adam Johnson:

  • (512) 974-9782

Sergeant Joe Lorett:

  • (512) 974-5906

Sergeant Will Lefebvre:

  • (512) 974-8649

Park Patrol Office:

  • (512) 974-7707

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Park Rangers