City invites community to redesign park entry signs

Published on October 09, 2018

Photograph of an old Coit Park sign

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is holding a competition to redesign and modernize park signs across the city. The competition is open to everyone through Nov. 6.

After the City’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board selects a group of finalists to move forward in the competition, the public will be asked to vote for the winning design from Nov. 12-30 on Facebook and in person at City Hall, 300 Monroe Ave. NW, or the Parks and Recreation office, 201 Market Ave. SW.

The winning submission will be used at all 75 parks throughout Grand Rapids. The winner will be awarded up to $1,000 to collaborate with a licensed design professional to produce final drawings.

“Whether you are an artist, architect, student or someone with an eye for design, we want to see your ideas,” Parks and Recreation Director David Marquardt said. “We’re drawing on the creativity of our community to help produce an eye-catching and welcoming sign that reflects our mission to provide the community with inspirational experiences in these beautiful parks.”

CLICK HERE for competition rules and submission details.