Guide to Parks and Trail Signage

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The Sign Research Foundation (SRF) has unveiled its latest contribution to the field of trail sign design with the release of the Trail Sign Manual: A Planning Guide for Parks and Trail Signage. This comprehensive manual, now available for download on the SRF website, aims to drive innovation, secure funding, and streamline maintenance processes within this growing specialty field.

Building upon the success of its Urban Wayfinding Planning and Implementation Manual, initially published in 2013 and updated in 2020, the SRF recognized the need for guidance in trail wayfinding projects. Despite extensive coverage in various media and platforms, a singular source for methodologies and best practices in park and trail sign projects was lacking. The Trail Sign Manual fills this void, providing insights into the integration of landscape design, signage, brand identity, and digital displays, along with addressing durability, maintenance, and management challenges unique to park projects.

This groundbreaking manual delves into the latest trends in trail signage, financing, development, and maintenance, offering valuable insights for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Additionally, a compelling case study on the Empire State Trail in New York showcases successful implementation strategies.

For those eager to delve deeper into the manual’s content, the SRF is hosting a series of webinars, with the first installment titled “SRF Presents: Trail Sign Manual Webinar – Planning.” Scheduled for 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 8, this webinar will feature esteemed presenters from academia and industry, including Craig Berger from the Fashion Institute of Technology, India Adolfsson from T-Squared Design Inc., Jeff Frank from Corbin Design, Gail Wittwer-Laird from Starr Whitehouse, and Paul Dudley from ID Signsystem.

Registration for the webinar is free for members of the International Sign Association and ISA Affiliated Associations, while non-members can participate for a fee of $35, which includes a complimentary copy of the Trail Sign Manual. This webinar promises to be an invaluable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of trail sign planning and implementation.