How to Navigate our Park Virtual Tours Using Street View

You can tour our park trails and roads, and see the views from them, using Street View by Google Maps. Street View is a virtual representation of a landscape using 360 panoramic images. The Parks Conservancy walked some of the parks' trails to record those views for Google Maps, and some have been taken by Google.

How to Use Street View FOR a virtual tour

  • To take a Park Virtual Tour, follow these instructions: 

    1. Check out our list of parks you visit virtually using Street View by Google Maps.

    2. Scroll down the page to find a window into different points the parks featured. To move around, hover your cursor in the direction you want to go.

    3. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you're moving.

    4. To see where you might go next, look for the X. Click once to travel to the X.

    5. To look around, click and drag your mouse. You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the compass.

    6. To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or two-finger zoom with a touchpad. You can also use + and -below the compass.

    7. To position your Street View north, go to the bottom right and click the compass.

    8. To jump between streets, go to the "Back to Map" window in the bottom left and click the blue highlighted routes.

  1. To use Street View when on map view in Google Maps (

    1. In the bottom right, click Pegman . Then, drag Pegman to the area you want to explore.

    2. Unclick to drop Pegman on a blue line, blue dot, or orange dot on the map.

    3. When you’re done, go to the top left and click Back .



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