Park and Public Space Signage

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Creating a park or other type of public space includes a lot of little details. One of these details that should not be overlooked is signage for the area. On a basic level, this signage will provide information and direction. It can also encourage learning, set and maintain an image, communicate rules, and more.

Location of these signs is key to meeting specific goals and needs set forth in the public space. Placing them near other amenities like benches, restrooms and more is a good way to achieve these goals. They have a larger impact when placed in conjunction with other features in the space.

A few different types of signs needed for parks and public spaces are:

  1. Maps

To help visitors stay oriented to their surroundings and know how to find certain locations within the area, maps are needed at the entry points as well as set distances. Maps guide visitors and highlight points of interest.

  1. Educational Signs

Inform visitors of events that happened in a certain spots or other unique aspects of the space. They can also be a way to let visitors know the rules of the area such as all pets need to be on leashes.

  1. Directional Signage

To help visitors find the right path or location, directional signage should be posted throughout the area. They can be near landmarks, where trails split off, close to restrooms, etc.

Signage in public spaces needs to be designed in a way that will catch attention while being informative and placed in the right areas. Infinity Signs NW can help figure out the types of signage needed, design and produce the signs, and install them.

They can also develop site project signs while the space is being built and designed. Visit Infinity Signs NW’s website to see some of their previous work.

The Importance of Directional Signage

When the word ‘signage’ is mentioned, most people think of big, bold signs in front of businesses. They don’t seem to think about the signs above grocery store aisles or the signs leading them to the restroom. Those signs, called directional signs, are just as important for a business to succeed. Here’s why:

Customers like to quickly locate what they’re looking for in stores. If they have a hard time, they might get frustrated and decide to shop somewhere else. Simple, easy-to-read directional signs can help guide customers to different departments around the store so they can easily find the items they are searching for and have a pleasant shopping experience.

Directional signage might also help with impulse buys. New customers might see a sign for a product they didn’t know the store carried, prompting excitement and possibly a sale. This also works on events such as clearance sales.

In retail stores, signs need to be hung higher so people can see them from any point in the store. In most grocery stores, you can see the sign for the deli or bakery clearly from across the store because of how large, and prominent it is, and how high up it is placed.

However, stores aren’t the only places that can benefit from directional signage. Any building with multiple departments or offices can as well. Directing people to the office they need with directional signs, will help them feel at ease and less frustrated. This can include department names with arrows guiding them down the hallway, or even a map in the entrance.

Directional signage can also include labeling hallways, exits, restrooms, floor levels, parking and more. Less confusion and not having to ask for help is beneficial for everyone involved.

Talk to Infinity Signs about creating clear and concise directional signage. Our team can make custom directional signage specific to many types of businesses.