Jul 26

5 Factors To Keep in Mind While Building a Park Entryway

Your entryway is the first thing that people see when they arrive at your park, playground or recreational facility. You want the entryway to be visible and welcoming so that you can make a great first impression. It’s no wonder why nearly every major theme park in America starts with a themed entry – and why so many also take the time to redesign their entrances. First impressions are everything.

By keeping these five factors in mind, you can build a beautiful and inviting park entryway that provides easy access to your amenities.

1. Location

Custom Park and Playground Entryway

The first consideration is where you plan to install the park entryway. Ideally, this should be the first thing that visitors see when entering the park. It should greet visitors and let them know that they’ve arrived at their desired location. Also, consider additional spacing you’ll need for ticket booths, member services and more.

2. Design and Concept

Once you have the ideal spot for your park entryway, it’s time to plan the design and concept. The entryway for a zoo is going to be different than an entryway for a neighborhood park, so definitely consider your attraction and what you want people to “feel” when they arrive. Your design can be playful, powerful or architectural. It can also give credit to a specific donor or contributing partner or be dedicated to someone significant.

2. Materials

As long as you work with an experienced site furnishing company like CR Studio Design, you can expect durable, high-quality materials that will hold up to wear and tear and inclement weather. Other features to consider adding to your design include lighting, gates, pillars and landscaping beds and or planters. For an eye-catching aesthetic, consider mixing materials, such as by having stone pillars and metal signage.

4. Hours of Operation

Something else you’ll want to keep in mind are the hours of operation for your playground. Since most city parks open at dawn and close at dusk, you may want to have gates that close and lock at certain times. If your attraction is larger and you plan on having ticket booths, those will also need to shut down at night.

5. Messaging

Lastly, what message do you want to share with visitors? Of course, you’ll want to have the name of your park featured on your entryway, but is there other information you want to share, such as the date the park was established, special features, proper usage, etc? This signage gives you the opportunity to share information with visitors.

Custom park and playground entrances are a must-have for all parks, playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities. CR Studio Design can help you design and build a beautiful park entryway that will impress visitors and make them feel welcome. And most importantly, visitors will want to return! Contact our design team today and let’s chat!