Parks and Public Space Design and Wayfinding Guidelines Open House Scheduled


The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Wild Spaces & Public Places Departments, and GAI Consultants are hosting two open house events to discuss design standards for parks and public spaces and wayfinding, including a system of maps, signs and amenities markers. 

Each open house session will cover both topics and is being offered twice to allow citizens to attend at a time that is most convenient for them. The public is encouraged to participate, learn about the efforts thus far, and share ideas through fun and interactive activities.  

Where: Depot Building, 203 SE Depot Ave.

When: Wednesday, February 27

      Times to choose from (the public is welcome to show up during any portion of a session, or attend the entire session) 

      • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

      •   4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Design standards for parks and public spaces (including furniture) will help guide future park, trail and public space design throughout Gainesville. The purpose is to create useful tools which define and describe the essential characteristics that make our public spaces safe, inviting and unique to Gainesville. 

Design standards for wayfinding will guide future maps, amenities markers and signs throughout Gainesville’s public spaces. The purpose is to create a wayfinding system that is consistent throughout the city and the University of Florida to make the navigation of spaces and the awareness of amenities easy for the public so they may make the most of a public park or space.

For questions, please contact Sarit Sela, City of Gainesville Architect, by phone at 352-393-8649, or email