This item has been moved to mature support. Please see What's new for more information.


Park Locator is a configuration of ArcGIS and a JavaScript application that allows the general public to locate park and recreation opportunities in their community from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.

Park Locator is typically used by parks departments, planning departments, facilities departments, or other local government organizations responsible for managing parks and recreation activities. This application provides access to the organization 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and typically supplements customer service phone numbers staffed by these organizations.


Park Locator requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
Application hosting
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5
Browser compatibility

The application is optimized for display on desktop computer, tablet, and smartphone devices using the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 11
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

What you get

When you download the Park Locator, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application ParkLocator A folder containing the Park Locator application files.
MapsandGeodatabase Parks.mxd A map document used to publish the Parks service.
Trails.mxd A map document used to publish the Trails service.
LocalGovernment.gdb ArcGIS for Local Government geodatabase with content from the City of Naperville, Illinois.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Park Locator.

Date Description
January 2018
  • The Park Locator application has been moved to mature support and replaced with a new Park Locator application that leverages ArcGIS Online and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.
March 2017
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
  • A collection of fixes to the application's pop-up behavior.
  • An update to the application's configuration file to improve search results coming from the updated geocoding service.
June 2016
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
February 2016
  • An enhancement that allows users to clear the current search results on the search panel.
  • An enhancement that allows users to interactively define the buffer distance when searching.
  • An enhancement that allows users to set the search location by clicking on the map.
  • Added the "Yes"/"No" values for activity searching as configurable items in the config.js file.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4.
August 2015
  • A series of enhancements that improve support for custom pop-ups and numeric 1000 separators in pop-up.
  • An enhancement that improves map navigation and zoom behavior when a search is executed.
  • A resolution to a bug that caused layers to be queried unnecessarily.
  • A resolution to a bug that prevented the legend from displaying correctly when symbols were updated in the map.
  • A resolution to a bug that caused the pop-up header to display incorrectly on smartphone devices.
  • A series of enhancements that improve search behavior on smartphone devices.
  • A resolution to a bug that prevented previous search results from clearing from the map properly.
July 2015
  • First release of Park Locator

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