This workshop will introduce participants to mobile field recording in an urban park setting. Workshop members will listen to and record the sounds of traffic, the recycling center, park visitors on foot, bicycle, rollerblade, skateboard, Segway, stroller, aircraft and watercraft. Non human-made sounds that may also be encountered include birds, the wind, insects, squirrels, rats, feral dogs, and water lapping against the riverbank. While the only certain sound will be that of automobile traffic, it is very likely that participants will encounter sounds not expected. Eugene will discuss microphone polar patterns, stereo methods, recording, playback/delivery considerations, storage, best practices, editing, processing, geotagging, metadata, archiving and equipment. Workshop participants will walk approximately 2 miles (from the starting point and back). There will be 8 spots available; headphones will be provided.