About Us

“I’m bored…”

This began to get tiring in the 6 weeks of the summer holidays! As a Mum of 3 young girls, the holidays could become expensive and we would struggle to find things to do that wouldn’t cost the earth!

One day we were on our way back from shopping, the girls were getting bored and needed to let off some steam. We stumbled across a lovely park in Eynsham and this is when our idea started.

Wouldn’t it be great to search a map and find a FREE play park A database of all parks across the country with all the information you need to have a great day out. It would even be perfect to search for that “pit stop” on a long car journey!

So here we are, it’s early days but with your help we hope to grow BIG!

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. OK – fair enough – not sure its universally recognised but not many people know about lat/long anyway!! I would have guessed neg longitude is East of GPM.




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  2. Lat has to be qualified by N or S (North or South) and Long by E or W (East or West) all relative to the Equator (Lat) or Greenwich Prime Meridian (Long). Thus the correct geo position is (probably if in UK), 51.614054N, 1.238605E. Albeit I’d be surprised if anyone – even with the accurate GPS locator I have – can pin down a location to within 6 decimal places which equates to 60/100000 nautical miles longitude ie. 3ft!!




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    1. Thanks for your feedback on a latitude or longitude suffix, we have opted to use the single degrees format of longitude and latitude to represent the global position of the playgrounds and play areas on our website, this single degrees format does not require a N/W/S/E qualifier/suffix and uses a negative number to represent East of the Greenwich meridian and South of the equator, and a positive number to indicate West of the Greenwich meridian and North of the equator.




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  3. We have just stumbled across your website me and my daughter have been to many many parks and play areas, we have been to the park in Eynsham and anywhere from Cornwall to northern Scotland! We would be happy to place the information on your website but we may have trouble finding the longitude and latitude




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    1. Hi Robert and Abigail, Thanks for getting in touch, we would be very pleased to receive you park submissions, the longitude and latitude can be found by right clicking Google Maps and selecting “Whats Here?”. (in the UK) Latitude is the first larger number, Longitude is the second (usually) smaller number e.g. 51.614054, -1.238605.

      You can submit parks without Lat and Long, however it will take us longer to manually find the park ourselves, most important is great pictures showing all the equipment and an overview shot (without too many children in the pictures if possible!!).

      We look forward to receiving your submission.

      Matt (Freeparks Admin)




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  4. Loving the website! How can I help by submitting the parks around my house? Any plans for a mobile app?

    Keep up the good work guys 🙂




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    1. Hi Jamie, Thanks for the feedback 🙂

      You can submit a park by completing the form here Submit a Park or if you plan to submit many parks, We can create you an account and you can add them directly.
      As for a mobile app, yes there are plans to create Android and IOS apps, however it is early days and we are concentrating on making the site responsive and mobile friendly for now.

      Regards

      The FP Team




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