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GIS for Parks and Recreation Management

18 June 2024 | 10:00am MT

Parks and recreational facilities are key to municipalities' economic, social and environmental health, but their assets can be difficult to monitor and manage.  Attend this session to explore current challenges, and learn how GIS is being used to solve those issues.

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Parks and recreation facilities help to promote economic, social, and environmental benefits for cities, towns, counties and states.  Data about these facilities is, by its nature, spatial in character, so applying geographic location and GIS technology to workflow data allows for innovative, time and resource-saving solutions. Visitor attendance can be better monitored, managed and predicted, allowing for best allocation of assets and funding.


Attend this webinar to learn about some of the key benefits of incorporating geospatial technologies into your outdoor recreation management.  Concepts to be covered include:

  • Monitoring and planning

    • Using location-based planning to ensure facilities meet residents’ needs

    • Development of a system of workflows to maintain outdoor recreation facilities

    • Decision-making about openings, closures, and maintenance

    • Monitoring wildlife, assets, buildings, budgets, mobile workforces and more

    • Using GIS to unify data points across departments and systems

  • Asset management and field maintenance

    • Ensuring staff are empowered to respond, communicate and collaborate

    • Using GIS to connect people in the field with offices

    • Protecting facility assets within their facilities

    • Optimizing workflows

    • Using shared dashboards to plan, monitor and manage activities

    • Taking advantage of visualization technologies


  • Parks/Recreation management personnel

  • County/state forest/wilderness management

  • Recreation public outreach personnel

  • City/Urban Planners

  • Geospatial Information Officers

  • Mapping Technology Decision Makers

  • State and Local Government CIO/CTO/IT directors

  • Public Works Asset Managers

  • Enterprise Asset Managers

  • Municipal Security Directors

  • and more ...

  • Executive engagement / cross-agency collaboration

    • Using GIS to display critical information in easy to understand dashboards

    • Helping executives see facilities status for budget and resource allocations

    • Exploring rise and fall in visitor numbers

    • Using mobile apps to view park data, COVID tracking data and real-time information

  • Civic / public engagement

    • Providing visitor info via dynamic web/mobile app maps

    • Incorporating/sharing public feedback in decision-making

    • Sharing data cross-agency using shared GIS tools


This event may qualify for GIS Certification Institute continuing education credits.

To submit for GISP Points, visit to self-submit the event curriculum for approval. 

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