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Free Warner Parks iPhone app now available

1/7/2013
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Free Warner Parks iPhone app now available

Nashville, TN  – December 13, 2012 — IPhone users can now hold Nashville’s expansive Warner Parks in the palm of their hand.  Friends of Warner Parks announces the release of the free Natural Areas app.  The app, also compatible with iPad and iPod Touch, serves as both an interpretive guide and a navigation tool. Funded by Friends of Warner Parks, Natural Areas lets users get the most out of their visits to Percy and Edwin Warner Parks.

Users can find helpful information on the app, including park amenities, facility  hours and driving directions. It also lists the plants and animals found in the parks, and displays news and upcoming events. An interactive map, able to link with a device’s internal GPS, highlights the trails and attractions in the Warner Parks system. This feature helps hikers, walkers and runners determine their exact location, in real time, on the parks’ many miles of paths and roads.

The Natural Areas app is available for download from Apple’s App Store.  An Android-compatible version is currently in development. BDY Environmental, LLC built the app with collaborative input from the Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation, The Warner Park Nature Center, and Friends of Warner Parks. It is the first app of its kind for Metro Parks, designed to better connect Nashville residents to the city’s parks and natural areas. 

Percy and Edwin Warner Parks, collectively referred to as the Warner Parks, are managed by the Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation. Together, they are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee. 

Friends of Warner Parks was founded in 1987 and is dedicated to the protection, preservation and stewardship of the Warner Parks system.  It works to protect the natural and historical integrity of the area by supporting appropriate recreational activities, maintaining and enhancing its features, and promoting programs that inspire appreciation and conservation of the parks. Friends is a 501(c)3 organization.  More information can be found at www.friendsofwarnerparks.org or www.nashville.gov/parks/locations/warner.asp. 

For more information on the new iPhone app or the Friends of Warner Parks, contact:  Patrice Nelson, Friends of Warner Parks, 615.370.8053, Patrice.nelson@nashville.gov