Want to know if a park located in Hamilton County has a playground? How about a shelter or tennis court? You will now be able to find that park information and much more with the click of a mouse or touch of a mobile device, thanks to Park Finder, a program offered by Hamilton County’s GIS/ISS Department and being implemented by every parks department, including Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, within the county.
With input and direction provided by each parks department, the county’s GIS team, with support provided by Cultivate Geospatial Solutions, has made it possible to easily locate municipal and county parks, and be provided comprehensive details, complete with images, for each one of them.
The navigation-friendly Park Finder site will also include current details regarding closures, developments and other important operational information for Hamilton County Parks and Recreation parks.
Key information offered on the site was submitted by park management teams and based on the type of information that has historically been sought by the public through a variety of channels, including telephone calls, social media and parks web sites.
Hamilton County Parks and Recreation will also display a QR code in their parks and throughout the community, adding to the convenience of directly accessing parks information from a variety of locations.
GIS Director for Hamilton County, Joan Keene, best expressed the program’s intent. “To be able to have a single source where park users can immediately access this array of helpful information will not only be welcomed by the public but will also permit parks’ frontline staffs to function more efficiently.”
To access the Park Finder site visit the Hamilton County GeoHub. The Park Finder site is also accessible from the new Hamilton County Map Viewer, which will also launch on October 1. For information and details about the data found on the site, contact any of the parks departments within Hamilton County.