Greater Richmond ARCpark Wayfinding + Donor Recognition
Client: The Greater Richmond ARC
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Scope: Entry Signage, Themed Wayfinding, Donor Signage, ADA/Code Signage
Landscape Architect: LPDA
Wellness-themed donor signage and wayfinding creates a welcoming placemaking system for visitors of all ages and abilities in this community park.
The wayfinding color system for each area extends to the play equipment fostering navigation and supporting placemaking.
The ARCpark of the Greater Richmond ARC is a 2.4 acre community park designed for “All Ages. All Abilities.” – as a place that provides equal opportunity for everyone, disabled or not, to play and exercise together. A culmination of more than six years of planning, fundraising, and construction, the ARCpark was made possible in large part due to community philanthropists who donated to the project.
The design team worked with the Greater Richmond ARC to scope a signage package that not only recognized the donors but also created a wayfinding system for visitors. The donor recognition was combined into the wayfinding system to minimize signs around the park and maximize budget. The park is divided into eight different and distinct “Wellness Areas.” Each Wellness Area featured a wayfinding monument that explains the type of activities or equipment found in a specific location along with the donors that provided for that equipment. The wayfinding color system for each area extends to the play equipment fostering navigation and supporting placemaking. Special attention to the inclusion of Braille beyond ADA requirements ensures the use of the signs by all abilities.