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City of Richmond community services go mobile

New smartphone app allows users to access information on a number of parks, culture, recreation and heritage services
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Details about the city’s facilities — from parks to cultural buildings ­— are now available on a newly released smartphone app.

A new mobile application created by the City of Richmond for access to information on parks, cultural, recreational and heritage facilities is now available for download.

The multipurpose “Richmond BC” app also features location-aware technology for interactive mobile tours of the Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site.

It’s free to download and is available from iTunes and Google Play stores.

According to the city, the new app will enhance experiencing Richmond and “stimulate resident engagement in community events and programs.”

“This innovative app demonstrates the city’s commitment to improving access to key services across all digital platforms while increasing opportunities for citizens to more easily connect,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

Users of the app will have direct access to an interactive map with a complete list of all city parks, recreation, heritage and cultural facilities and the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Users will also be able to search the address, history, hours of operation, GPS coordinates of each location and access directions to get there.

Calendars of events at each of the locations will also be available.

The app will also allow users to access a calendar of all events, programs and services. The interactive, mobile tours on the app will be expanded to other museums and historical sites in the near future.