NEW SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED AT NIVEN PARK, DOLLIVER PARK AND HAMILTON PARK (2022)
Improvements projects are underway at Niven Park, Hamilton Park and Dolliver Park. New signs will replace the existing ones as the projects nears completion.
Niven Park sign "before"
Hamilton Park sign "before"
Dolliver Park sign "before"
FIRST NEW SIGN INSTALLED AT NEIGHBORHOOD (2019)
In 2019, the City installed its first park entrance sign with the new design at Neighborhood Park.
In the past, there was confusion by members of the public whether this park was "just for the neighborhood" or if it was a City Park. The new sign now clearly identifies the park as being part of the City of Larkspur's park system.
Neighborhood Park sign "after"
Neighborhood Park sign "before"
NEW DESIGN REVEALED (2018)
After a series of community meetings and public surveys, staff tasked its project architect team to develop design concepts. In 2017, a final sign design was selected and, moving forward, is now the uniform design standard for all the City's parks and greenways.
New signs will replace existing signs (or be added if none exist) as each park undergoes its respective improvement project, as identified in the City's 5-Year Capital Improvement Program. The general timeline will be as follows:
2019 - Neighborhood Park
2022 - Niven, Dolliver, and Hamilton Parks
2023 - Bon Air Landing Park
Future years - Heatherwood, Centennial, Remillard, Greenbrae School, and Piper Parks
Rendering of new park entrance sign design
The City's jurisdiction includes ten parks*. The existing entrance signs have a hodgepodge of shortcomings:
most signs are heavily worn and need replacement;
several parks currently lack any signage;
only one park is identified as City-owned;
existing signage is a mix of designs, colors and materials.
Uniformity of park entrance signs is desirable as it informs the public when they are in a City of Larkspur park versus parks in neighboring jurisdictions. Maintenance is also streamlined when the basic sign design and construction materials are the same.
(*the City's ten parks are Piper, Heatherwood, Centennial, Dolliver, Greenbrae School, Niven, Hamilton, Bon Air Landing, Neighborhood and Remillard Parks.)