Campus Greenspace Map

Your outdoor campus awaits


Looking for the best outdoor spaces on campus for studying, relaxing, socializing, and more?

The W&M Campus Greenspace Map is a series of 10 interactive maps that display the location and details of more than 100 green spaces, trails, patios, and other outdoor spaces on the William & Mary campus. The sites are organized by activity -- studying, relaxing, eating-- so users can quickly find outdoor spaces that fit their needs and preferences, to help them get their daily dose of nature.

There is a desktop version (campusgreenspace.wm.edu) and a mobile version integrated into the official William & Mary app.


For the past seven years, Dorothy Ibes has been using William & Mary’s outdoor space as a laboratory to understand the relationship between human health and human access to nature.

“When I started at William & Mary in 2013, I never could have predicted that my research would become super relevant because of a pandemic,” said Ibes, senior lecturer in W&M’s Environmental Science and Policy Program and its Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA).


The Campus Greenspace Map was supported by a grant from the Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment as part of the project: Campus "Third Spaces,: The intersection of the physical and the virtual for health and well-being at William & Mary. Co-PI's include Dr. Dorothy Ibes (Director, Parks Research Lab; Environmental Science & Policy, Center for Geospatial Analysis), Dr. Dan Cristol (Biology), and Dr. Sharon Zuber (English and Writing Resources Center). Other contributors include Parks Research Lab Student Research Assistants: Luke Hart-Moynihan '15, Katie Johanson '16, Olivia Staub '20, and Amelia Lowe '21; and Dr. Tyler Davis and Jordan Moghanaki from the Center for Geospatial Analysis.