L.L.Bean and Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ App Guides Users to Discover New Parks

November 21, 2012, 8:19 am

Free smartphone app features over 60,000 federal, state and local parks

L.L.Bean and Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder AppL.L.Bean’s 100th anniversary year-long celebration is focused on re-igniting America’s love of the outdoors. In addition to the company’s recent $1 million dollar donation to the National Park Foundation, L.L.Bean has partnered with American Park Network on its Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ free smartphone app to help outdoor enthusiasts find the perfect park for their next outdoor adventure.
 
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ allows users to search the most comprehensive database ever assembled of public lands across America. App users simply choose a location, select a favorite activity and receive a list of park options.  Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ allows users to:

  • SEARCH thousands of federal, state and local parks
  • DISCOVER an amazing variety of parks, lakes, forests, and wilderness areas
  • SELECT from 30 popular activities like hiking, dog walking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing
  • PLAN an outing with detailed park information, directions and maps
  • SHARE reviews and photos of favorite parks

 “L.L.Bean is proud to partner with American Park Network and offer Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ to our customers,” said Kelly Warsky, L.L.Bean Partnerships Manager.  “The app is providing opportunities for people to not only plan destination trips, but also to discover parks right in their own neighborhoods that they may not have known about.”  With the app’s geo-location feature, users can quickly find nearby parks and new places for everyday outdoor activities such as bike riding, bird watching or walking the dog.

"We are enthusiastic about the growth of our partnership with L.L.Bean," said Alex Frenkel, Group Director at American Park Network.  “The L.L.Bean community is passionate about the outdoors and extremely knowledgeable. We know that they will appreciate the depth of this free resource, and at the same time have a place to share their knowledge and learn from our collective outdoor discoveries."

Available for both Apple and Android, the newly released v1.2 features more than 60,000 federal, local and regional parks. Users can interact with the app by checking in to parks they visit, posting reviews and photos, keeping track of their favorite parks, and sharing with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

To download the FREE Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™app, visit the iTunes App store or Google Play, or go to L.L.Bean’s ParkFinder page.