Buena Vista Parks and Recreation
There’s a lot to do in this beautiful place where we live… so much so that it was overwhelming the Parks and Rec page on the Town website. They needed their own online portal for everything from soccer to pickleball.
Parks and Rec had a huge presence in Town but very few online resources. Their volunteer Advisory Board wanted to create an “Recreation Information Center” where residents could search available programs, submit community events, reserve facilities, explore trails, and even rent bicycles and apply for scholarships.
We customized an application to display all Town-sponsored sports, fitness, and fine arts programs sorted by dates, age, or season. Aligned organizations can also submit their own programs, making this site a one-stop-shop for fun.
We created custom maps for local parks and facilities, and integrated with an existing reservation system for facility rentals. Trail maps were embedded and routes explained in detail.
Custom forms were created for the novel bicycle library, with entries automatically updated on a shared spreadsheet. Scholarship applications were also automated with online forms as well as printable documents.
New processes were developed to make the site work for the staff with as little interaction and as much automation as possible. Current and new staff were trained on how to manage and maintain the site so that it continues to meet their needs. Now in its second year, monthly traffic is doubling year over year.
- Logo and branding
- Icon sets
- Custom website design
- Integrated online forms
- Event calendar
- Community events
- Links to social media
- Zapier integration between forms and spreadsheets
- Ongoing staff training
- Google Analytics