Exploring the Story of Metro Atlanta’s Greenspaces
The April 2017 Regional Snapshot introduces a new interactive tool – the Connecting with Parks storymap – developed by ARC in response to a request from Park Pride seeking metrics to share at their 16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference.
- ARC has been active in greenspace planning for over 50 years – this storymap provides a window into this rich history.
- The 10-county region’s more than 900 public parks all contribute to this rich history. The storymap allows users to explore the region’s greenspace interactively – content and images from ARC are displayed spatially, and links are provided to additional information about each of the features, where available.
- The regional greenspaces presented are divided into 5 main categories:
- “A River Runs Through Us” tells the story of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- “Preserving Our Ties to Nature” features information regarding our regional nature preserves
- “Linkages to Our Past” explores the history behind some of the region’s most notable parks
- “Reimagining Space” provides examples of innovative reuse and redevelopment of open space in the region
- “Here to There” highlights our regional trail system, including linear parks
- This storymap was created in collaboration between four divisions at ARC – Natural Resources, Community Development, Transportation Access, and Research & Analytics. It is a living, breathing tool that will continue to be built upon as additional information is made available.
Check out the slides below or download the PDF Regional Snapshot: Connecting with Parks April 2017.
To access the interactive storymap, please visit http://atlantaregional.com/connectingwithparks.