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‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge released

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released the next generation of the Pocket Ranger mobile app and the kick-off of the ‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge.

The free Washington State Parks mobile app for iPhone and Android recently had a complete overhaul. This interactive outdoor guide, created by ParksByNature Network, in partnership with Washington State Parks, is the ultimate guide to exploring Washington’s state parks. Based on user comments and suggestions, the app has been totally revamped. Updates include:

• A sleek new home screen design that is more photo-centric.

• Photo galleries on park pages.

• A new “Explore” feature to optimize park searches that allows a 4-in-1 search by location, activities, category and site name.

These newly added features make it easier to navigate the app on smart phones and state parks.

The app still contains plenty of standard features to maximize visitors’ outdoor adventures.

‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge

To celebrate the great outdoors, State Parks and ParksByNature Network are partnering with Subway restaurants to launch the newest geochallenge, ‘Walk in the Park,’ in the Pocket Ranger mobile app.

The geochallenge features state parks in 16 western Washington counties. As participants discover the natural beauty of Washington by visiting the exceptional state parks in the geochallenge, they will have a chance to win $3,000 worth of prizes.

The ‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge runs through Dec. 31.

For more information and official rules, visit www.parks.wa.gov/geocaching and select the Subway ‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge.

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