The entrance to a park, commercial playground or other outdoor recreational space is an important detail of your design that may require some additional thought. Do you need to give credit to a particular group or honor a specific donor or contributing partner? Is the park or playground dedicated to someone? Do you need to limit access at certain times, or is it open all hours of the day and night? Do you need to communicate something to your guests? All these questions need to be answered before you can plan your entryway and decide on the proper materials and or signage needed for your public space.
The entryway for a state zoo project will be much different from that of a neighborhood park playground project. Some entryways may want to add elements of art, murals, or graphics that are relevant or have a significance to the project or location. So—whether a child is exploring for the first time or a couple is looking for new areas to roam, an attractive entryway makes a huge difference in setting the scene for what’s to come.