District Wide Trail Signage
In 2015, the District implemented its new navigation signage program at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien. Plans are in development to continue implementation of navigation signage at four additional preserves: Fullersburg Woods, Danada, Herrick Lake, and St. James Farm.
New navigation posts will be installed using recycled plastic posts with aluminum sign panels to provide trail names and directions as well as distances and directions to nearby destinations within the preserves. Similar posts will be installed with mile markers along some trails. New trailside maps will be implemented at Fullersburg Woods and St. James Farm, and existing trailside maps at Danada and Herrick Lake will be updated with new graphics. In addition to the navigation signs and maps, the District is reviewing the interpretive signage at the preserves to provide updated educational messages along the trails.
The project is planned to go out for bid in summer 2016 with construction completed by fall 2016, and will be funded by referendum bond funds.