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Halifax Parks

The Halifax Parks app shows you all the parks in HRM conveniently displayed on a map and available to you anywhere on your smartphone. You can search for the best beach to soak up the sun or find the closest basketball court to shoot some hoops. Play a team sport? Find the location of your next game and get directions right from your phone. With the Halifax Parks app you can find all the parks in HRM for all your favourite activities.

Value Added to Residents of HRM

Halifax Parks is a great discovery tool for finding parks near you. It works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) and has several key features that set it apart and make it an invaluable tool for residents of HRM.

- The app works offline. Once the app is downloaded, it works without an internet connection so when you are out and about and want to find a park you don’t need to be connected to the internet.

- Browse all the parks on a single map, scroll and zoom until you find the park you are looking for. You can remove parks from the map by going to Settings and unselecting them from the list.

- Search for parks by name (i.e. Emera Oval) or type (i.e. beach).

- “Nearby” shows you all parks that are nearby you. You can even configure how far or close you want parks to show up by going to Settings.

- Unique graphics for each park type and the map clustering algorithm reduce clutter and make reading the map and finding the park that you want easier.

- Get directions to any park. Simply tap on the park icon and then the info button. You will be taken to maps and given directions to the park. (Directions require an internet connection.)


Kris Luttmer

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HRM Park Recreation Features

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