Des Moines Trails: E911 Signage and Trail Identities

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515-248-6318 dwhansen@dmgov.org 1551 E. M.L.K. Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
The Parks and Recreation Department is partnering up with the Friends of Des Moines Parks and Project 7, a graphic design company, to develop and upgrade the E911 signage for the City of Des Moines Trail System. Over the past 2 and a half years this project has been in development to help with the current issues the City's E911 signage has. The new signage will provide day-to-day use information like the name of the trail, mile marker, and city jurisdiction while retaining vital information for emergency situations like the USNG(United States National Grid) number. This helps 1st responders quickly respond to emergency situations on the trail system.
The Parks and Recreation Department is partnering up with the Friends of Des Moines Parks and Project 7, a graphic design company, to develop and upgrade the E911 signage for the City of Des Moines Trail System. Over the past 2 and a half years this project has been in development to help with the current issues the City's E911 signage has. The new signage will provide day-to-day use information like the name of the trail, mile marker, and city jurisdiction while retaining vital information for emergency situations like the USNG(United States National Grid) number. This helps 1st responders quickly respond to emergency situations on the trail system.

The information will help guide trail users through the twist and turns of the trail system within the City of Des Moines. The hope is that for day-to-day situations the information provided will help trail users understand what jurisdiction they are in and who they need to call for certain situations that happen on the trail system.

Along with updating the City's E911 system, the other goal of the project is to create an identity with the City's most notable trail segments like the Carl Voss Trail which travels from Easter Lake to Mullets near downtown! The City has chosen 9 identifiable trails and has asked Project 7 to help develop identities for those segments that tie into the trail system and the name of the trail.

Currently, the project is on schedule to be installed in late Fall of 2021, and the Parks and Recreation Department looks forward to developing and maintaining the new system!

If you wish to learn more about the upcoming improvements and installation of the program, contact the project manager Derek Hansen at:

Derek Hansen
dwhansen@dmgov.org

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