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

Park Locator is typically used by parks and natural resources departments, or other state government organizations responsible for managing parks and recreation activities. This application provides access to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the public to discover recreational activities.


Park Locator requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.3 - 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 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.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Park Locator.

Date Description
September 2017
  • Sample data updated.
January 2017
  • A collection of fixes to the application's popup behavior.
  • An update to the application's configuration file to improve search results coming from the updated geocoding service.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5.
September 2016
  • Sample data updated.
February 2016
  • Added the ability to clear the current search results using the "X" button on the search panel.
  • Added a buffer slider that can be used to interactively define the buffer distance when searching.
  • Added an enhancement that provides the ability 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.
  • Added support for ArcGIS 10.4.
August 2015
  • A series of enhancements that improve support for custom pop-ups and numeric 1000 separators in pop-ups.
  • 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.
July 2015
  • First release of Park Locator

Get started with Park Locator

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