There are 423 national park sites across the U.S. There are countless more state and local parks sprinkled across the landscape of beautiful North America. Already popular with people eager to enjoy the great outdoors, the pandemic has made the nation’s parks even more sought after. But are parks accessible to everyone? Or is insufficient or disorganized parking preventing people from enjoying nature’s bounty?
Making Nature More Attainable
The parks system maintains parks and keeps hiking trails, popular sites, and facilities in good condition for the public to enjoy. But oftentimes, parking takes a back seat to other park amenities. But without a streamlined, organized parking system, parks become inaccessible to many. Visitors can wait hours to drive into a park, only to discover there’s nowhere to park. They can spend weeks or months planning a trip, only to find that the sites they wanted to see have no available spots. But parking guidance can help solve that. Parking is the bridge between visitor expectation and experience. And better organized parking can help make nature more attainable for everyone.
A Better Parking Experience
What if your visitors could take a look at their phones and instantly see which parking areas have available parking? What if they could then tweak their schedules so they get to the sites they want to see when spots are open for them to park in? And what if signs outside your parks let people know about parking availability in popular lots? An organized, streamlined parking counting system can make the difference between a frustrating visit and an exhilarating one.
How Does it Work?
OpenSpace from Parking Logix is a simple to use parking guidance system that keeps track of available parking spots and shares that data with your visitors. The wireless system is ideal for public lands as no drilling is required for installation.
Sensors installed in parking bumps at lot entrances and exits keep track of detailed data in real time. That availability data can be pushed to a number of data sources so your visitors see parking availability data wherever they need it. You can share parking data on signs outside and around your park. You can show data right on your park’s website or app. And you can display data on any parking apps of your choice.
OpenSpace helps parks streamline parking so visitors can get the experience they planned and hoped for. It helps get them out of their cars and into the beauty and grandeur of the great outdoors. And it helps make the most of public lands with a memorable visitor experience instead of a frustrating one.