Kent County, MI Tracking Park Resources With OpenGov Asset Management

Wanting to track parks resources digitally, Kent County, MI officials partnered with OpenGov, the leader in municipal asset management software.

Home to nearly 40 recreational areas including parks, trails, preserves, and a golf course, Kent County is located in western Michigan and includes the City of Grand Rapids. Leaders were searching for a solution to track park amenities, boardwalks, bridges, and trails. Specifically, they wanted to track when assets were installed, the cost of maintaining them, and when the assets would need to be replaced. It was important for officials to track the data now using OpenGov, to prevent this critical infrastructure knowledge from leaving with retiring employees.

Kent County will now enjoy clear visibility on its asset inventory and inspections, task and work order management including task calendars, and comprehensive asset management data and reports. With OpenGov, the County’s parks operations will be housed in a central database and updated in real-time by field crews using mobile devices. Parks will be kept in tip-top shape thanks to data that will drive regular inspections and preventive maintenance, ensuring visitors are wowed and return again and again.

Kent County joins hundreds of state and local governments, utilities, parks, and schools that tap into OpenGov’s park management software to better manage their infrastructure assets and operations, track work orders, and spend smarter.

Published: December 27, 2023