Activating Parks Through Tech Tools and Social Media

Done right, technology, particularly with data gathering, can serve as a powerful community engagement tool that can be deployed at park sites. From mobile apps that encourage new audiences to share their park experiences to technology based art installations that bring untold stories to life, technological innovations offer a range of potential solutions.

In this session, participants will learn about national examples as well as a specific program, Greenville County’s Park Hop, started as an interactive park discovery program to engage children and their families. The program is now is used by multiple municipalities to create stronger partnerships across muncipal, county and state park systems.