Chicago Park District
Covering more than 1,000 acres of land, Chicago’s Southeast Side is home to a diverse wildlife population and rich industrial history. Opportunities for recreation include bike trails, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and ongoing events provided by the Chicago Park District.
The parks in Chicago’s Southeast Side were an under-promoted part of the community. The Chicago Park District wanted to change that by creating a brand-new website and a mobile app on multiple platforms for visitors to visit and download in order to obtain more information about the park. These platforms would allow the park’s relatively unknown attractions to gain more popularity.
Plego Technologies created a website which explores different aspects of the southeast side parks. The website contains the list of all the parks, their addresses, historical information and interesting facts about that sight.
The site was built on a long form scrolling responsive format. This optimized the experience in all forms including PC’s, Tablets and Smartphones. Parallax scrolling was used to create a slide over effect for the entire site to make it seem the content was floating over the stationary backgrounds.
Information regarding all the parks has been provided on their respective pages with their address, hours of operation for the convenience of the visitors. Scenery within the individual park is also featured.
Links have been provided for users to connect to the parks through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ), and the official sites of Chicago Park District.