You can now view trails in Fort Wayne and Indiana on Google Maps
Now you can view images of your favorite Indiana parks and trails on Google Maps. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has collected images of local trails and pathways in partnership with Google Maps. In 2016, the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered with Google to capture 360-degree panoramic images of 33 Indiana parks using Google Trekker technology, providing an enhanced way for visitors to connect with these special places in Indiana in ways they may never have before.
The Trekker, the latest imagery-gathering apparatus, is a wearable backpack system that allows staff to venture to locations only accessible by foot. The ability to take Street View to remote, hard-to-navigate places, is a major opportunity to make the beauty and history of locations like these accessible to a global audience.
The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department was able to capture images along several trails, including the Rivergreenway, the Towpath Trail and segments of the Pufferbelly Trail. Images were also captured in Shoaff, Kreager, Lakeside, Memorial, Buckner, McMillen, Headwaters and many other parks. The complete list of trails and parks captured is available upon request.
“Our 107-mile trail network now connects all parks located along our City’s three rivers. It also connects more than 167,000 people within one-half mile of where they live. This will greatly aid and connect our 570,000 users we have each year,” Dawn Ritchie, city manager of greenways and trails, said in a statement.
Images are now available at Google.com/Maps