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Park and Recreation Finder 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 and Recreation Finder 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 and Recreation Finder requires specific technical experience and software.

Park and Recreation Finder is supported on ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3.

Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Publishing applications using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced)
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) with an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
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 and Recreation Finder, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application ParksFinder A folder containing the Park and Recreation Finder application files.
MIXED90CacheSettings.xml The map server cache tiling scheme suitable for the sample data.
MapsandGeodatabase GeneralPurpose.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to publish the General Purpose cached map service.
ImageryReferenceOverlay.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to publish the Imagery Hybrid cached map service.
Parks.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to author the Parks feature service.
Trails.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to author the trails map 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 and Recreation Finder.

Date Description
July 2015
  • The Park and Recreation Finder application has moved to mature support and replaced by Park Locator
December 2014
  • Support for ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.11.
  • A resolution to a bug that prevented scrolling on iOS 8 devices (BUG-000082232).
  • shortlinks used in sharing options now support oAuth authentication.
  • A resolution to a bug causing the zoom out and in buttons to be unresponsive on iOS 8 devices.
  • A resolution to a bug where the application hangs when a park is selected if comments and directions are disabled (BUG-000081261).
  • A resolution to a bug where more than two basemaps in the gallery display incorrectly on tablets.
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
September 2014
  • Basemap services are no longer being routed through the application proxy thus increasing the performance.
June 2014
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
  • New symbology in the Parks map document
November 2013
  • Upgraded the proxy files with new security features.
  • Start address in the directions pane now displays "My Location" when using geolocation.

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