In order to better inform the public on recreational opportunities in Prince William County, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (DPRT) has developed an online application called the Recreation Mapper. Work on the application began in earnest in the summer of 2020, with an initial public release in November 2020. The Mapper takes geospatial data from parks and other recreation sites in the County and displays it on an easy to use map-based interface. The Recreation Mapper was built using ESRI's ArcGIS Online platform.
Users are able to view the sites on a map and learn more about the amenities and activities offered at each site. To offer a more wholistic view of all the great recreational opportunities in the County, sites and information from Federal, State and local entities were included. Robert Boyd, DPRT Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst, explains "The goal of the Recreation Portal is to allow locals and visitors to discover all of the amazing opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation that Prince William has to offer. Whether citizens want to get in a workout, go on a hike, or just spend a day playing at the park, this tool will show users what's available and how to find it. I hope that the Mapper shows users the good times that are waiting just down the street."
Recreation Mapper is available at https://bit.ly/DPRTrecportal.
We would appreciate your feedback on the new Recreation Mapper app, and invite you to participate in the following short survey.