Interpretive and Wayfinding Plan
Client: University of Washington, Seattle Department of Parks
and Recreation and Arboretum Foundation
Site: The Washington Park Arboretum, a 230-acre
urban green space on the shores of Lake Washington, comprises
a dynamic, living museum with internationally known collections
of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples and hollies. The
University of Washington manages the Arboretum and its plant
collections. The City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation
holds title to the land and cooperates in its management. The
Arboretum Foundation manages fund raising, membership, and volunteer
Issue: The Arboretum needed guidance for future
contractors on how to develop interpretive programming and media
in concert with wayfinding signage and strategies as part of
the implementation of the Arboretum Master Plan.
Solution: One of the highest priorities identified
in the Master Plan was the development of an interpretive and
Wayfinding Plan with a comprehensive community planning effort
for the three agencies that manage the Arboretum.
Role: As Lead Interpretive Planner, Cascade
Interpretive Consulting guided the public planning process,
wrote the Interpretive Section of the Plan and provided support
for the overall planning process.
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