parks by chrstphr

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									                                                                parks

Location:         facilities\parks

Description
Parks in Bay County, administered by county, cities, and state. Data as of June 12, 2007. This layer contains point features only.

Coordinate system: State Plane, Florida North Zone, Datum NAD83, US survey feet (see .prj file)

Source
Bay County GIS created this layer in March 1998 using the roads and water coverages as a base. The park locations were digitized
on screen in Arc/Info (ArcEdit) using the Bay County Parks and Recreation Information Guide, which included maps depicting the
location of each park. Please see the roads and water documentation or the Bay County Parks and Recreation Information Guide for
more details.

In June 1999, GIS staff added parks administered by the City of Panama City to the existing cover by heads-up digitizing using the
1995 aerial photography as a background. (Parcels weren’t referenced.)

In October 2000, Bay County GIS staff added more parks with boat ramp and baseball facilities, using parcels, 1995 and 1998 aerial
photography.

In March 2002, Bay County GIS staff added Sheffield Park, using parcels and 1999 aerial.

In September 2003, Bay County GIS staff added attributes park_num and legend, based on a project for Bay County Leisure Services
(ls_bay_facs.apr).

In November 2004, Bay County GIS staff included all parks for Callaway, Parker, and Springfield, then added Camp Helen State
Park. See www.floridastateparks.org/camphelen

In January 2005, Bay County GIS staff updated parks data per County Leisure Services director. JR Moody park was removed and
Youngstown/Fountain recreational complex was added. BV Buchanan, Pine Log, and West Hathaway parks were removed because
they’re boat ramps on DOT land. Parks were renumbered in park_num and legend fields. Watson Bayou park location was
corrected, moving its point eastward one parcel, per Budget Officer, parcels data, and 2003 aerials.

In September 2006, Bay County GIS staff corrected location of High Point Park, moving its point southward two parcels next to boat
ramp, per boat_ramps.shp and 2005 aerials. Added the following parks for Lynn Haven: Memorial Monument, Belaire, and A L
Kinsaui. Confirmed the location and addresses of the Bay County Parks and added these: Coral Beach Addition to Under the Oaks
Park; Newby’s Curve; B. V. Buchanan Park; Camp Flowers Road Complex; West Hathaway Bridge; Pine Log Park. For Panama City
Beach we added the Dan Russell Pier and relocated the point for Aaron Z. Bessant Park. Panama City added the St. Andrews Marina
and the City Marina were added. Further update information indicated a need for another field and so “playground” was added to
indicate the presence of Playground Equipment in the park.

In June 2006, Bay County GIS staff updated data for the parks administered by Callaway from data obtained from their Parks
Director.

This data doesn’t include all city and state parks yet. Attributes still need some work.

This data is provided with the understanding that the conclusions drawn from such information are solely the responsibilities of
the user. The GIS data is not a legal representation of the features depicted, and any assumption of the legal status of this data is
hereby disclaimed. Errors or omissions should be reported to the Bay County GIS Division 850-784-6171.




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Attributes        Example: Fieldname (Data type, Width, Decimals)

name              (Text, 35)
Park name

address           (Text, 25)
Street address

administra       (Text, 25)
Administrative agency responsible for ramp


size_ac            (Double, 10, 2)
Size of the park in acres.

classifica          (Text, 15)
Classification based on State of Florida defined categories: user oriented or resource based.
User oriented recreational facilities are those that are available for the enjoyment of a particular activity such as tennis, softball,
football, soccer and/or playground activities.
Resource based sites are facilities that are centered around a particular natural resource and includes both passive and active types of
activities such as fishing, boating, picnicking, and walking.

primary_us         (Text, 15)
Although many parks have multiple uses, this item specifies the primary use of the park. The more descriptive categories include
athletic, beach access, picnic, social center, walking, and water access (either fresh water or salt water).

sec_use            (Text, 15)
Although many parks have multiple uses, this item specifies the secondary use of the park. The more descriptive categories include
athletic, beach access, picnic, social center, walking, and water access (either fresh water or salt water).

restroom         (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has restroom facilities.

com_build        (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a community building.

pavilion         (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a pavilion.

picnic_table     (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has picnic tables.

table_           (Text, 5)
Specifies the number of picnic tables in the park.

beach_access     (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has beach access.

boat_ramp        (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a boat ramp.

boat_dock        (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a boat dock.

fishing_pier     (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a fishing pier.

baseball         (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a baseball or softball field.

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basketball       (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a basketball court.

football         (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a football field.

soccer           (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a soccer field.

volleyball       (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a volleyball court.

tennis           (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a tennis court.

trail            (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has a nature trail or beach boardwalk.

playground                 (Text, 5)
Specifies whether the park has playground equipment.

other            (Text, 20)
Specifies whether the park has facilities that don’t fall in other categories such as showers, kiddy rides (slide, seesaw, etc.), and horse
shoes.

park_num         (Text, 3)
park id number assigned by GIS staff to county-administered parks

legend          (Text, 40)
Combination of park_num, dash, and name, useful for legend of county parks




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