North Dakota State Park System Signage

North Dakota State Park System Signage

Client

North Dakota Parks & Recreation

Size

Statewide

North Dakota State Park Gateway Signage
North Dakota State Park Trailhead Signage
North Dakota State Park Wayfinding Signage ;

North Dakota State Park System Signage

North Dakota (Statewide)

 

The North Dakota State Park system manages fifteen destination properties that include, but are not limited to 1,330 campsites, 205 miles of multi-purpose trails, over 130 miles of roadways and 2,600+ signs.

Confluence was hired in 2021 to develop a wayfinding plan and signage design for the North Dakota State Park system, with the goal to direct visitors within park properties through consistent, aesthetically-pleasing, concise messaging and signage. The wayfinding plan as developed offers orientation and navigation with legible directions in clearly visible locations, for both vehicular and pedestrian users, and meets the requirements of all local codes, federal MUTCD requirements for safe design and installation of signage, and all guidelines for ADA accessibility.

Materials for the project are readily available from local sources and manufacturers, with reduced maintenance requirements. Signs were designed with flexibility of future use with easily removable panels; the entire sign structure will not need to be removed for future park additions or facility name changes. Phased implementation is planned for park signage improvements, with repairs first recommended for elements in disrepair, with full replacement of all sign elements projected with 20 years, as budget allows.

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