EHCF grant helps make park signage a reality

A grant from Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has helped create some new nature-inspired signage at Briggs Woods park to help identify the locations of the various cabins in park.

Legacy learning wrote the proposal for an Enhance Hamilton County Physical Improvement Grant in partnership with the Hamilton County conservation board and Brian Lammers, conservation director, to create wooden signage for the cabins at Briggs Woods Park.

The upgraded wayfinding signage for the cabins at Briggs Woods Park helped make them consistent with the branding image of both Legacy Learning and Briggs Woods Park. Legacy Learning local artist, Chad Eells, in consultation with Lammers, created appropriately branded signage to direct park traffic to the cabins where Legacy Learning provides workshops and Hamilton County Conservation board provides rental cabins. Eells successfully completed similar projects, such as the sign at the main entrance to the golf course and event center and the public conservation lands. Now the park signs matches the branding, ensuring that there is beauty and brand consistency in the signage and reducing the visual clutter and confusing directions of necessary park signage.

“We were excited to participate in this project to enhance the beauty of the park and help tourists remember this location as the best, and most historic county park to visit,” said Maureen Seamonds of Legacy Learning BRV. “The people staying at the cabins, or attending workshops there, will have a more memorable time if they don’t begin it with being frustrated because they can’t find the cabins.”

“Because of the special, documented impact of Briggs Woods Park, the first county park in Iowa, on all Hamilton County residents this project indirectly benefits all in the county,” she said. “In addition, users of the park will directly benefit through enhanced beauty and navigational clarity. The project is especially helpful because GPS directions do not identify the cabins in the park so GPS guided navigation ends at the conservation office.

Legacy learning wrote the proposal for an Enhance Hamilton County Physical Improvement Grant in partnership with the Hamilton County conservation board and Brian Lammers, conservation director, to create wooden signage for the cabins at Briggs Woods Park.

The upgraded wayfinding signage for the cabins at Briggs Woods Park helped make them consistent with the branding image of both Legacy Learning and Briggs Woods Park. Legacy Learning local artist, Chad Eells, in consultation with Lammers, created appropriately branded signage to direct park traffic to the cabins where Legacy Learning provides workshops and Hamilton County Conservation board provides rental cabins. Eells successfully completed similar projects, such as the sign at the main entrance to the golf course and event center and the public conservation lands. Now the park signs matches the branding, ensuring that there is beauty and brand consistency in the signage and reducing the visual clutter and confusing directions of necessary park signage.

“We were excited to participate in this project to enhance the beauty of the park and help tourists remember this location as the best, and most historic county park to visit,” said Maureen Seamonds of Legacy Learning BRV. “The people staying at the cabins, or attending workshops there, will have a more memorable time if they don’t begin it with being frustrated because they can’t find the cabins.”

“Because of the special, documented impact of Briggs Woods Park, the first county park in Iowa, on all Hamilton County residents this project indirectly benefits all in the county,” she said. “In addition, users of the park will directly benefit through enhanced beauty and navigational clarity. The project is especially helpful because GPS directions do not identify the cabins in the park so GPS guided navigation ends at the conservation office.

 

View this article as it originally appeared in the Daily Freeman-Journal.

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