The Sudden Popularity of Parks
Parks across the country have seen a huge surge in popularity over the past six months. Previously empty visitor parking lots are suddenly packed and park administration is often struggling to keep up. With so many activities closed down, reopened, and often shut again, there aren’t many options of things to do. Plus, add in social distancing, reduced incomes, and the need to stay local, and there aren’t many pandemic friendly activities out there. Parks are outdoor, they’re easy to keep distances in, and best of all, they’re open.
A Better Managed Visitor Experience
Visitors head to your park with hopes for a walk in nature or perhaps a strenuous hike or boating excursion. They head to the parking lot, only to be met with disappointment. Do you have another visitor parking lot they can try? Do they park on local streets? Or do they turn around and leave, disgruntled and frustrated? There’s a better way to manage your visitor experience with intuitive parking guidance to enhance the visitor parking experience.
What is Parking Guidance?
Parking counting, or parking guidance, is a way to keep track of available parking spaces and share that data with people looking for spots. OpenSpace from Parking Logix is a unique parking guidance system that is wireless and plug n play so you can actually use it right out of the box. Traditional parking guidance systems are wired into each space and can take weeks to install. With parking guidance like OpenSpace, you know just how many spots are available in each of your visitor parking lots. You can show that data to parkers at park entrances, on your website, or on integrated apps. Access to parking data improves the visitor experience and prevents traffic buildup and frustration at your parks.
What Else can Parking Guidance Do for You?
Many parks still use manual parking counts to keep track of visitor parking lot usage. With parking guidance systems like OpenSpace, you get far more accurate parking counts than a physical count can give you. It also eliminates the work of traveling from lot to lot and counting cars manually. OpenSpace likewise reduces the cost of conducting ongoing manual counts. And with real time alerts when lots are full or close to capacity, it’s easy to stay on top of lot usage and visitor parking needs. Find out more about OpenSpace today!