Jul 2, 2021 - Sports
Des Moines trails get visual identity with new signs
Three of Des Moines' new recreational signs, with graphic designs of a blue ribbon, a bicycle and a buffalo.
DSM's new recreational sign images include (L-R) the Bill Riley, Carl Voss and Neal Smith trails. Graphics courtesy of DSM Parks and Recreation

New signs are being made for recreational trails in the Des Moines area, and the first three designs have been released.

Why it matters: They include E-911 GPS coordinates for quick emergency response and city phone numbers to report trail hazards.

  • Plus: They create a graphic identity for each trail.

Details: Nine of the metro's most notable trails are getting the new signs in coming months.

  • The first three: Bill Riley, Carl Voss and Neal Smith trails.
  • The rest will be released this fall. Those include: Meredith, Gay Lea Wilson, MLK Jr. Parkway, Trestle to Trestle, John Pat Dorrian and Walnut Creek trails.

Of note: Friends of DSM Parks pledged $45K for the design work and are selling merchandise with the new graphics.

  • Proceeds will help fund future trail projects.

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