The Santa Clara County park system includes 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land. Each regional park has unique terrain, specific amenities and service offerings, and a special story to tell. This nearly two year long project establishes a new and consistent visual language for every sign in the parks from simple regulatory use signs to park identity monuments, to interpretive warnings signs.
The completed standards manual contains hundreds of sign types organized in 10 categories with specifications for panel size, materials, finish colors, symbols, font style, font size, sign posts, messages, typical locations, illustrations, along with a protocol for ordering new and replacing existing signs. Our objective is to make the Santa Clara County parks sign manual the gold standard for park wayfinding signage.