Once they leave their vehicles, visitors should be
welcomed with convenient, safe, and attractive
walkways and circulation areas:
Ensure that visitors can safely walk from
vehicles to pathways to destinations.
If there are curbs, provide curb cuts (and
handrails when necessary) for universal access.
To prevent visitors from cutting new paths,
create the quickest, shortest walk from the
parking area to the front door or destination.
Place trash receptacles along the path from
the parking area to the destination.
Place clear directional signs.
Screen utility areas.
Provide attractive lighting when needed.
Figure of Positive Characteristics of a Scenic Overlook
Scenic vista opens up as one approaches
Facilities & improvements are subordinate
to landscape features
Buildings have been placed away from views
Figure of Positive Characteristics of a Small Interpretive Site -
Approach signage on Road right-of-way
One way entrance to site with parking
20' minimum parking setback is recommended
Trash at each end of parking lot
Clear path to Views and Interpretive displays