Park entry signs aim to express a park’s personality. The designs incorporate animals, plants and built structures found within the park to clearly identify the park and create a sense of welcome.
Major Park Entry Signs
Major park entry signs have been designed for highly visible main entrances and include a welcome message. They provide the first impression of a destination. The graphic panel is 1350mm wide x 450mm high (excluding text) and features design elements unique to the park. Installed on stone and brick structures they are similar to the Iconic park entry signs but smaller in size. In preparing graphic panels for major park entry signs several distinctive elements from the park need to be considered. Several options are often required.
Yuraygir National Park is famous sweeping beaches, the rare and endangered coastal emu, and the distinctive pandanus that grows along the shoreline and cliffs. These elements form the basis of this major park entry panel design. This highly visible sign at the park entry enhances Yuraygir National Parks profile as a major park of NSW. The Coastal Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae is listed as an endangered population under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and is isolated from its inland relatives. North coast emus survive only between Red Rock south of Grafton and Evans Head. According to early settler documentation, the Coastal Emu was once abundant along the entire eastern seaboard of Australia, including parts of Tasmania and off shore islands.
Bald Rock National Park boasts granite gardens scattered across picturesque walks. The climb over Bald Rock leads to awe-inspiring lookouts over boundless countryside.
Georges River National Park – The Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with big eyes was chosen as the basis for this major park entry sign.
Guula Ngurra National Park – The name Guula Ngurra was provided to the park by the Gundungurra People and translates as Koala Country. This design is based on provided artwork from the Gundungurra.
Bundjalung National Park – This is a work in progress and the park is one of a group where the Bandjalang People’s native title rights have been recognised. It is the third determination of native title rights in NSW. Native title rights come from the Bandjalang People’s traditional laws and customs and legally recognise the Bandjalang People’s connection to Country. This means that these lands will continue to be places of ceremony, learning and inspiration for generations to come. These draft designs are based on artwork supplied by the Bandjalang community.
Arakoon National Park – So much to choose from at Trial Bay Goal so we have a few options on the go.
NPWS minor park entry signs
Minor park entry signs provide visitors with the first impression of the park. They are visual markers displaying the park name and are the graphic panels are designed to reflect a major characteristic of the park. They convey a parks personality, character and possibly its historic context. All this adds to the visitor’s experience upon arrival by creating a sense of welcome.
Roto House is close to the centre of Port Macquarie and is one the few remaining 19th Century buildings. The 12-hectare Reserve has been conserved as an example of the house of the pioneering Flynn family in a district of outstanding natural features and historic significance. We designed this graphic panel based on the chimneys of this historic building.
Meroo National Park – Meroo Lake on the south coast of NSW is listed in the National Directory of Important Australian Wetlands and stands out for its abundance and diversity of mammals and frogs. It has a significant population of the nationally endangered green and golden bell frog which this design is based upon.
Torrington State Conservation Area is home to over 750 plant species, including 45 rare or threatened species like the Heath Myrtle (Kardomia odontocalyx) which this graphic is based on.
Washpool National Park has lush rainforests, tinkling streams, dramatic gorges and an impressive plateau environment. A rainforest image was selected for this park entry statement.
Gaagal Wanggan Nationa Park – supplied aboriginal artwork forms the basis for this graphic panel.
NPWS Iconic Park Entry Signs
Iconic park entry signs have been designed for highly visible main entrances and include a welcome message. They provide the first impression of a destination. The graphic panel is 1800mm wide x 600mm high (excluding text) and features design elements unique to the park.