Achievement Award Program

Web Applications: Innovative Passport to Parks Information

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Web Applications: Innovative Passport to Parks Information
Chesterfield County, Va.

About the Program

CATEGORY: Parks and Recreation
YEAR: 2022
Life changed for everyone when COVID-19 struck in March 2020. With isolation orders in place, people reevaluated priorities. Many residents flocked to park sites with a desire for fresh air, exercise, activity, and a sense of comfort. Park use in Chesterfield County increased by almost one million visitors during this period. Many of these visitors were first-time park users. Staff quickly realized that additional methods of providing park information to the public would be helpful and necessary. Chesterfield Parks and Recreation embarked on a process to create web applications to provide residents with a large amount of information in a concise manner, on an easy-to-use and accessible platform. So far three web applications have been created, completely internally, which furnish the public with resources on trails, public water access, and playgrounds.
Life changed for everyone when COVID-19 struck in March 2020. With isolation orders in place, people reevaluated priorities. Many residents flocked to park sites with a desire for fresh air, exercise, activity, and a sense of comfort. Park use in Chesterfield County increased by almost one million visitors during this period. Many of these visitors were first-time park users. Staff quickly realized that additional methods of providing park information to the public would be helpful and necessary. Chesterfield Parks and Recreation embarked on a process to create web applications to provide residents with a large amount of information in a concise manner, on an easy-to-use and accessible platform. So far three web applications have been created, completely internally, which furnish the public with resources on trails, public water access, and playgrounds. County Chesterfield County, Va. Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Parks and Recreation

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