Template:Infobox park

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This Infobox template can be used in articles about parks and gardens.

Usage

This template provides many options. A very functional infobox can be created using the most commonly used parameters below.

Most commonly used parameters All parameters grouped by function
{{Infobox park
| name = 
| photo = 
| photo_width = 
| photo_caption = 
| map = 
| map_width = 
| type = 
| location = 
| nearest_city = 
| coords = 
| area = 
| created = 
| operator = 
| visitation_num = 
| status = 
| designation = 
| open = 
}}
     
{{Infobox park
| name = 
| alt_name = 
| native_name = 
| native_name_lang = 

| photo = 
| photo_width = 
| photo_caption = 
| photo_alt = 

| map = 
| map_width = 
| map_caption = 
| map_alt = 
| label = 
| label_position = 
| relief = 
| mark = 
| x = 
| y = 
| x% = 
| y% = 

| grid_ref_UK = 
| grid_ref_Ireland = 

| lat_d = 
| lat_m = 
| lat_s = 
| lat_NS = 
| long_d = 
| long_m = 
| long_s = 
| long_EW = 
| region = 
| dim = 
| scale = 
| source = 
| format = 
| display =  
| coords_type =  
| coords = 
| coords_ref = 

| type = 
| location = 
| nearest_city = 
| area = 
| elevation = 
| created = 
| founder = 
| designer = 
| etymology =  
| motto = 
| operator = 
| budget = 
| visitation_num = 
| visitation_year = 
| visitation_ref = 
| status = 
| awards = 
| open = 
| camp_sites = 
| hiking_trails = 
| parking =
| publictransit = 

| plants = 
| species = 
| collections = 

| designation = 
| disturbance = 

| free_label = 
| free_data = 

| other_info = 
| website = 

|child = 
|embedded = 
}}

Parameter descriptions

This table describes all parameters which can be used in build park infobox. Only the name parameter must be assigned a value.

Field name Description
name Required. The name of the park. It will be displayed at the top of the infobox. In most cases this should be the same as the article name less any disambiguation. For example if the article title is Hyde Park, London then name=Hyde Park.
alt_name If there is a common English name for the park use it for the name parameter. This parameter can be used to display the name in the local language or for an alternate English name if it is commonly used. If you would like to italicize the text use wiki markup.
native_name name in local language. If more than one, separate using {{Plain list}}
native_name_lang ISO 639-2 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} instead
photo The name of an image file to be displayed. No special formatting is needed.
photo_width Can be used to change the display width of the image. The default width is 240 pixels and maximum is 272px,. Images with a horizontal orientation (landscape mode) will generally display well at the default setting. An image with vertical orientation (portrait mode) may need to be adjusted to 180px or less. For example photo_width=200 and not photo_width=200px. This template allows photo_width=frameless. See Photo display parameters below.
photo_alt Alt text for the photo, for visually impaired readers. See WP:ALT.
photo_caption The caption that will appear below the image if one is required.
location The location of the park. Don't be too precise. County, state and country are good in the USA. If the park is within a city specify the city, state and country. If the park is in multiple counties just list the state and country. For areas in other countries adjust accordingly.
nearest_city
nearest_town
Recommended if the area is not within a city or town. It could be a city with a major airport or a large gateway town where supplies and lodging are available. Use the most appropriate parameter.
Map related parameters
map The name of the map to be displayed. See Map display methods below.
map_width Can change the display width the map. The default width is 240 pixels and maximum is 272px, but usually the map can be smaller. For example map_width=200 and not map_width=200px.
map_alt Alt text for the map. See WP:ALT.
map_caption The caption that appears below the map if one is required.
label A text message that will be displayed next to the mark. Works with label_position below. Seldom used.
label_position Specifies the position of a label with respect to the mark. This is not functional when using the pixel coordinates method for map display. Valid values are left, right, top and bottom. See label above.
relief Selects a relief map when assigned any value. This is not functional when using the pixel coordinates method for map display. See Map display methods.
mark The image used for the mark on a map. The default is Red pog.svg. Look here for other images.
x
y
Specifies the position of the location marker on a map image. The coordinates of the marker in pixels based on a map with a width of 1000 pixels. The template will scale these values for proper display. See below.
x%
y%
Specifies the position of the location marker on a map image. x% specifies the percentage of the distance across the image from the left edge and y% specifies the percentage of the distance down from the top edge. See below.
Coordinate related parameters
grid_ref_UK If the park is in Great Britain, the British grid reference. For parks outside of Great Britain, this field is not applicable and therefore should be removed if it is present.
grid_ref_Ireland If the park is in Ireland (whether Northern Ireland or the Republic), the Irish grid reference. For parks outside Ireland, this field is not applicable and therefore should be removed if it is present.
coords For the {{Coord}} template. Will not generate a location mark if a map template is used. When this option is used the type, region, scale, source, format and display parameters are not functional but this data can be entered in the Coord template. The defaults should be type:landmark and display:inline,title.
lat_d The degrees of latitude. This value can be specified as a decimal degree and when this format is used minutes and seconds should not be specified. See below.
lat_m The minutes of latitude.
lat_s The seconds of latitude.
lat_NS N if north of the equator, S if south of the equator. Other values will be disregarded.
long_d The degrees of longitude. This value can be specified as a decimal degree and when this format is used minutes and seconds should not be specified. See below.
long_m The minutes of longitude.
long_s The seconds of longitude.
long_EW E if East of the prime meridian, W if west of the prime meridian. Other values will be disregarded.
coords_ref Can be used with either coordinate display method above. Strongly recommended. Specify a citation for the coordinates using <ref>...</ref> tags.
coords_type Type is one way to specify the scale of maps generated by external map websites. See type for valid values. The default value is landmark. If no type is appropriate consider using the scale parameter below.
scale Determines the zoom factor for external map websites. See scale. The value is 1:10,000 for the default type which is landmark. Using scale=50000 will change the zoom to 1:50,000.
region A country code. See ISO 3166-2:US, ISO 3166-2 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-2. For example US-OR is the code for Oregon. This computer readable code is recommended. It will not be displayed. See region.
source Source of the coordinate data. See source. For example gnis or ngs, etc. It will not be displayed. Not all possible values are recognized.
format Determines the format of the coordinates displayed. Valid values are dms for degrees, minutes and seconds, and dec for decimal degrees. The default value is dms.
display Determines where the coordinates will be displayed. Valid values are inline and inline,title and their variants. The default is inline,title and is recommended.
Other parameters
area Area of the protected park. Usually in acres or square miles for US locations and hectares or square kilometres elsewhere. The {{convert}} template should be used. Very small areas might be specified in square feet, square yards or square metres.
elevation Elevation of the park if it is noteworthy. The {{convert}} template should be used.
authorized
created
established
designated
opened
The date the park was created. See below. Use {{Start date}}. For example, for Yosemite National Park, use {{Start date|1890|10|1}}.
closed The date of closure or disestablishment, if applicable.
visitation_num The number of visitors in a recent year if known.
visitation_year The year during which the number of visitors was counted.
visitation_ref Used with the visitation parameters above. Highly recommended. Specify the a citation for the visitation data using <ref>...</ref> tags.
founder The person who founded the park or garden.
designer The person who designed the park or garden.
etymology The etymology of parks name. Should be very brief or only included in the text of the article.
administrator
manager
operator
owner
The agency or organization which controls or owns the park. See below.
budget Owner/ operator's planned annual expenditure.
open The hours, days, or months that the park is open.
status The status of the park. e.g. "Closed for restoration", or "Closed due to budgetary considerations." Sometimes used as an alternative to open. e.g. "Open all year."
designation The legal protection offered to the park.
awards Any awards given to the park; for example, Green Flag Award in the UK.
disturbance Threats to the park, e.g. logging, urban development.
habitat Type(s) of habitat(s).
plants Number of individual plants grown.
species Number of species grown
collections Notable plant collections
parking Information on the park's parking facilities (e.g. number of spaces or lots)
publictransit The nearest public transport stop.
free_label Customisable label
free_data Data field used with free_label
child Used to embed this template in another. See below.
embedded Used to embed another template in this one. See below.
website Website. Use {{URL}}.

Photo display parameters

The parameter photo_width allows several options:

Option Description
photo_width= If no value is assigned, the photo image will display with a width of 240px.
photo_width=<n> Where n is any numeric value, the photo image will display with a width of n pixels. The maximum width is 272px.
photo_width=frameless The photo image will display with a default width of 220px, however, if a user is logged in, they can change this value here. If this option is used, the upright parameter is made available. For example |photo_width=frameless|upright=1.2 will cause the image to display with a width of (220 * 1.2)px or 264px. More information about this parameter can be found here.
photo_width=upright The photo image will display with a default width of 170px. This is equivalent to [[File:Example.jpg|frameless|upright]] using wiki image syntax. More information about the upright option can be found here.

Alternate parameters

A few cells allow alternate parameter names which can be used to generate an appropriate label. Editors should probably not be overly concerned with using the correct label unless using the wrong label would be a blatant error.

To display the date the park was created use the most appropriate parameter below:

authorized → Authorized
created → Created
designated → Designated
established → Established
opened → Opened

To display the name of the entity which manages the park use the most appropriate parameter below:

administrator → Administered by
manager → Managed by
operator → Operated by
owner → Owned by

Examples

Tank Hill Park
Tank Hill, San Francisco.jpg
Tank Hill from below
Infobox park is located in San Francisco County
Infobox park
Type Natural Area
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°45′36″N 122°26′51″W / 37.76000°N 122.44750°W / 37.76000; -122.44750
Area 2.87 acres (1.16 ha)
Created 1977 (1977)
Operated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks
{{Infobox park
| name = Tank Hill Park
| alt_name =
| photo = Tank Hill, San Francisco.jpg
| photo_width = 256
| photo_alt = 
| photo_caption = Tank Hill from below 
| map = San Francisco County
| map_width = 208
| map_caption = 
| type = Natural Area
| location = [[San Francisco]], [[California]]
| lat_d = 37.7599302
| long_d = -122.4474712
| region = US-CA
| source = gnis
| area = {{convert|2.87|acre|2}}
| created = {{Start date|1977}}
| operator = San Francisco Recreation and Parks
| visitation = 
| open = 
}}
Edworthy Park
Calgary-Edworthy Park.JPG
Bow River seen from Edworthy Park
Calgary street map.png
Red pog.svg
Location of Edworthy Park in Calgary
Type Urban park
Location Calgary, Alberta
Coordinates 51°03′41″N 114°09′23″W / 51.06139°N 114.15639°W / 51.06139; -114.15639
Area 1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Operated by City of Calgary
Open All year
{{Infobox park
| name = Edworthy Park
| photo = Calgary-Edworthy Park.JPG
| photo_width = 
| photo_caption = Bow River seen from Edworthy Park
| type = [[Urban park]]
| location = [[Calgary]], [[Alberta]]
| coords = {{coord|51|03|41|N|114|09|23|W}}
| area = {{convert|1.27|km2|abbr=on|2}}
| operator = [[Calgary|City of Calgary]]
| visitation = 
| open = All year
| map = Calgary street map.png
| map_width = 192
| map_alt = 
| map_caption = Location of Edworthy Park in Calgary
| x = 335
| y = 467
}}

Map display methods

Any image of a map showing the location of the park can be used. There are three methods by which maps showing a marker can be generated.

Display a marker on a map using a template and geographic coordinates

A marker can be superimposed on a map using one of a set of special map templates. To display a marker the geographic coordinates must be specified using the parameters lat_d, long_d, etc. See the documentation for {{Location map}}. The parameters for this template map to a subset of the parameters used by {{Location map}}. A map template can be found using these sources:

List of templates - Many of the listed items are redirects and a few templates may not function as expected.
Category:Location map templates - templates sorted by category.
Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Location map/Info - a search that might help.
Special:Prefixindex/Template:Location map - another search that might help.

All of the names begin with the words "Location map" followed by the area covered. The value you need to specify is the area name. The map template for the Canada is Location map Canada. In this case specify map=Canada.

Four Corners, Canada
Infobox park is located in Canada
Infobox park
Example using geographic coordinates
Coordinates 60°00′00″N 102°00′00″W / 60.00000°N 102.00000°W / 60.00000; -102.00000
{{Infobox park
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Canada
| map_caption = Example using geographic coordinates
| lat_d = 60 | lat_m = 00 | lat_s = 00 | lat_NS = N
| long_d = 102 | long_m = 00 | long_s = 00 | long_EW = W
}}

Display a marker on any map image using the x and y parameters

The values for the x and y parameters are the pixel coordinates of the location mark when the image is scaled to a width of 1000 pixels.

x is the pixel offset for the mark from the left edge of an image 1000px wide.
y is the pixel offset for the mark from the top edge of an image 1000px wide.

There are at least two ways of obtaining these values:

  1. Download the image from the image's file page to your computer. Open the image in a graphics editor, such as GIMP or XnView. Scale (resize) the image to a width of 1000px and then note the x, y coordinates when the cursor points to to the desired location. Use these values directly.
  2. Download the image from the image's file page to your computer. Open the image in any image viewer that displays the coordinates of the cursor position, such as Paint from Microsoft. Note the x, y coordinates when the cursor points to the location. Then:
1000 · x'/w = x  and  1000 · y'/w = y
where x' and y' are the cursor coordinates, w is the width of the image displayed on your computer and x and y are the values to assign to the x and y parameters.
Four Corners, Canada
Canada location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Example using the x and y parameters
{{Infobox park
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Canada location map.svg
| map_caption = Example using the x and y parameters
| x = 369
| y = 487
}}

Display a marker on any map image using the x% and y% parameters

x% specifies the percent of the distance across the image from the left edge.
y% specifies the percent of the distance down from the top edge.

In the following example the marker is 36.9% of the way across and 57.4% of the way down.

Four Corners, Canada
Relief map of Canada.png
Red pog.svg
Example using the x% and y% parameters
{{Infobox park
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Relief map of Canada.png
| map_caption = Example using the x% and y% parameters
| x% = 36.9
| y% = 57.4
}}

Template embedding

This template can be embedding in another infobox template by adding the code |child=yes. To embed another template in this one use |embedded={{Infobox ....

Microformat

The articles created using this template include an hCard microformat. For more information read this.

See also