Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

550 - Leisure and Outdoor

The Leisure and Outdoor category is a top level category for Places that are designated for sports, recreation, parking, beaches and other leisure and outdoor activities.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

  • Outdoor-Recreation - Public land preserved and maintained for recreational use.
  • Leisure - A park that contains rides and/or other entertainment which may be based on a central theme.

5510 - Outdoor-Recreation

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
550-5510-0000 Outdoor-Recreation Public land preserved and maintained for recreational use. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Park-Recreation (550-5510-xxxx).
550-5510-0202 Park-Recreation Area A protected area preserved and maintained for public enjoyment including fairgrounds.
550-5510-0203 Sports Field A sporting activity area that is accessible to the public.
550-5510-0204 Garden A designated area containing plants, flowers, trees or other vegetation. This includes private and public gardens. Common examples include conservatories and botanical gardens.
550-5510-0205 Beach A coastal area preserved and maintained for public enjoyment that is adjacent to lakes, oceans, rivers and connecting bay/harbors.
550-5510-0206 Recreation Center A designated area that is open to the public for the purposes of social, educational, or cultural activities, in addition to amateur individual and team sports.
550-5510-0227 Ski Lift A designated area at a ski resort that provides access to the top of the mountain.
550-5510-0242 Scenic Point A designated area providing access to scenic viewpoints. Scenic points generally are located along scenic roadways and have regional significance.
550-5510-0358 Off Road Trailhead A designated point where an off-road vehicle trail begins. The off-road trailhead may contain restrooms, maps, signposts and informational centers.
550-5510-0359 Trailhead A designated point where a trail begins. The trailhead may contain restrooms, maps, signposts and informational centers.
550-5510-0374 Off-Road Vehicle Area A designated area or trail for driving off-road vehicles (4WD, ATVs, etc).
550-5510-0378 Campsite A designated area where people can camp using tents or camper vans for overnight stays in the outdoors.
550-5510-0379 Outdoor Service An establishment or designated area that provides amenities specific to outdoor activities.
550-5510-0380 Ranger Station A Ranger Station is a building within a park or other outdoor recreation area which is usually public and affiliated with the park where it is located.
550-5510-0387 Bicycle Service An outdoor location that offers bicycle repairs and maintenance as a self-service.

5520 - Leisure

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
550-5520-0000 Leisure An establishment that provides rides or other entertainment. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Amusement or Holiday Park (550-5520-xxxx).
550-5520-0207 Amusement Park An establishment that provides a park containing rides or other entertainment. Certain amusement parks may be theme-based. For example, Disney World, Sea World or Six Flags.
550-5520-0208 Zoo An establishment where animals are exhibited in cages or large enclosures for the public.
550-5520-0209 Wild Animal Park An establishment where wild animals are exhibited in an open environment for the public.
550-5520-0210 Wildlife Refuge An establishment where animals are exhibited in their natural environment for the public.
550-5520-0211 Aquarium An establishment where fish and other aquatic life are exhibited.
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Ski Resort An establishment that offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Ski resorts generally include multiple ski lifts, lodging facilities and other related amenities. Ski resorts are often nationally or regionally recognized.
550-5520-0228 Animal Park An establishment where various species of animals are exhibited for the public. Examples of animal parks include zoos, aquariums, wild animal parks or wildlife refuges.
550-5520-0357 Water Park An establishment that provides access to recreational water areas. Water parks generally include water slides, splash pads, spray grounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers or other related amenities.