National Park Trust and Blue Star Families have created the ParkPassport app with the goal of allowing families and individuals to find parks, get outside and discover the power the outdoors has on quality of life. Create an account, find local, regional, state and national parks, earn badges for parks visited and outdoor recreational activities completed, and connect with other park enthusiasts and families across the country.
Features of the ParkPassport App include:
Park Finder - to discover federal parks, state parks, marine sanctuaries, and marine national monuments
Virtual Visits Finder - to discover virtual resources and visit federal parks, state parks, marine sanctuaries, and marine national monuments virtually
Digital Passport - to collect badges for completing outdoor activities and virtual visits to parks, including custom badges for the 61 national parks
Photo Sharing - to upload and share user park images
Invite Friends - to join and share outdoor experiences
- National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments have been added to the park finder and can be added to your passport.
- Marine related activities have been added to the list of park activities.
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Fun way to keep track of places visited and activities you’ve done
I like the way you can earn badges at different locations, plus the ‘park finder’ is a great way to discover local and state parks you may not be aware of.
Inconsistent park listings
The concept of this app is great, and it has introduced me to parks nearby that I didn’t know where there. However, my local park is no longer listed (it was when I first downloaded the app) and it appears as though only a very small handful of the New York State parks are listed. I thought this would be a fun for the kids to earn badges as we went to places, but if most of the parks we will go aren’t listed it’s pointless. I wish there were a way to add a park to the list, if there is already I can’t find it.
And also the park search function could use some work, like searching by park name.
Fun for families!
What a great way to track activities for my kids at our local parks and discover new places when we travel! I can’t wait to see how many badges my kids will earn this summer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.