The Vancouver Park Board launched a park-finding app for iPhone earlier this year. This free application allows you to locate a park on a map and click to see its amenities and facilities.
One feature I would love to see is a search by amenity. For example you could click on an icon and see all off-leash parks. Another would be integration with Google Maps so that you can get directions to a park.
A few weeks ago I asked Jason Watson, Communications Coordinator for the Park Board, about possible updates. He said that since the app launched in January they have had hundreds of downloads each month however, they are unsure if they’ll move ahead with a 2.0 version.
In the meantime, it’s a decent tool for quick park information (if there is a park near you, if it has a pool, etc.) You can also download the free Metro Vancouver iParks Explorer App for park listings and information around the entire region.