Warner parks get their own iPhone app

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:45pm
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"Natural Areas" iPhone app for Warner Parks

Nashville’s Warner parks have entered the Smartphone Age.

Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation along with Friends of Warner Parks announced Thursday that iPhone users can now download an app that serves as both a guide and navigation tool to Edwin and Percy Warner parks.

The free app, named “Natural Areas,” is also compatible with the iPad and iPod Touch and was funded by Friends of Warner Parks.

The app includes information for items such as park amenities, facility hours and driving directions as well as lists of plants and animals found in the parks. An interactive GPS map shows trails and points of interest in the parks system, and can help hikers, walkers and runners determine their location within the parks.

While the iPhone app, made by BDY Environmental LLC, is currently available for download from Apple’s App Store, an Android‐compatible version is also in development.

Metro Parks, Warner Park Nature Center, and Friends of Warner Parks all provided input for the app during its development.