Signage is a critical component in promoting park safety because people feel safer when they know where they are and how to get to where they want to go. Our approach is to use signage as a tool to encourage a sense of ownership and pride among user groups. To achieve this, signage should be positive, informative and encourage people to enjoy themselves.
Signage can also be used as a tool to educate users about security issues and to encourage them to report suspicious activity. As many crimes are witnessed by people who neither report them nor intervene, signage and information brochures can encourage more direct citizen involvement in keeping parks safe.
Is signage visible from the street? signs should encourage use by passersby and familiarize users with the park's layout and interior facilities.