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I hert being outdoors!

Last Modified July 19, 2017
 
With over a hundred flagship parks in the county, there is so much more to see in Hertfordshire.

To celebrate Love Parks Week and the start of the summer holidays for many young people in Hertfordshire, we’re launching a new web application ‘ParksHerts’ on Friday 21 July to help you make the most of the
county’s award winning parks and undiscovered open spaces.

Councils* from across the county are working together to help you get the most out of the outdoors.

Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We are very excited about the new web application – ParksHerts - which will help people get out and get active in Hertfordshire. It’s so easy to use. You
can search for the perfect day out based on who is going, what they want to do and see, as well as the really important things like whether you can get a cup of tea! So, whether it’s to let the kids run about, walk the dog, relax in nature or to get fit - ParksHerts will help.

“It also includes useful information about park facilities and accessibility, so you know what to expect before you set off.

“The minute you step in to a park you reap the benefits, natural surroundings help reduce stress and tension. In just three minutes heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension reduces. It also makes us
feel happier, amps up our vitamin D intake, which is needed for healthy bodies, and can even help us age gracefully according to studies*.”

ParksHerts is a web application that contains information on Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces. The aim is to help residents make more of their valuable parks and open spaces by providing information about walking, cycling and running routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails; local events; maps and more.

The web application is compatible with all mobile devices and tablets, so users can find out more about our parks whilst out and about. It can track users’ location, so people can find the nearest toilet, discover more about the history of the area or find a new route to explore on the move. 

Cllr Quilty added: “The ParksHerts project is a great example of collaborative working with our local authority neighbours. We will work to continually update and add to the site, but we’d love your feedback. If your favourite park is missing, let us know!”

Visit the ParksHerts web application today - www.parksherts.co.uk – and find your perfect park!

You can also like us on Facebook: facebook/ParksHerts, or follow us on twitter: @ParksHerts and Instagram: ParksHerts or email parksherts@hertsmere.gov.uk
Posted on Friday 21st July 2017
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