Pricey Municipal Companions,
I’m thrilled to share that tomorrow, we are going to announce our new State Parks web site, CTParks.com. Earlier than we do, I wish to offer you a sneak peek: Homepage | Connecticut State Parks and Forests (ctparks.com).
As you nicely know, Connecticut is dwelling to an abundance of gorgeous State Parks and Forests that add appreciable worth to the standard of life in our State, to not point out present important regional tourism and financial advantages. Individuals from close to and much have found or rediscovered Connecticut’s State Parks previously a number of years, and it exhibits: we welcomed 17 million guests to the Parks simply final yr!
Our Parks need to be showcased in a manner that promotes their magnificence and distinctive qualities and helps individuals uncover and entry them, together with different thrilling issues to do within the space earlier than or after their go to. This new web site, funded via an American Rescue Plan Act grant by way of the U.S. Financial Improvement Administration, supplies that performance with many thrilling choices to navigate on the positioning together with:
- A user-friendly ParkFinder Instrument that helps customers establish close by Parks based mostly on their present location;
- An occasion administration system that highlights actions taking place in and across the Parks;
- A user-generated content material characteristic that captures social media content material shared by precise guests to the Parks;
- A “Whereas You’re Right here” perform that highlights close by eating places, retailers, accommodations, and points of interest (my present favourite characteristic);
- ADA and multi-language help; and rather more.
Present hyperlinks from the State Parks pages on the portal.ct.gov/DEEP web site will redirect to the brand new web site.
I hope you get pleasure from navigating this new web site, and be at liberty to share your ideas with us. Thanks to your continued help of our glorious state parks, and please take into account sharing the hyperlink via your channels after the brand new web site is publicly launched on September twentieth!
Katie S. Dykes
Connecticut Division of Vitality & Environmental Safety
79 Elm Road, Hartford, CT 06106-5127
p: 860-424-3571 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Conserving, bettering, and defending our pure assets and surroundings;
Making certain a clear, reasonably priced, dependable, and sustainable vitality provide.