I haven’t done a whole lot on NYC Parks Department signage — park name signs are usually in brown with the leaf symbol Parks uses as well as lettering in gold, while informational signs are plain black and white. The roadway signs pictured here were once quite common. Forgotten Fan Lisanne Anderson found it on the Belt Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, but I used to see them all over Flushing Meadows.

All Parks Department signage uses the Palatino typeface, while these directional signs used the imposing Palatino Black, the heaviest variety available.


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  1. Bill Tweeddale says:

    I always thought that leaf logo was a sycamore, aka London plane, aka “itchy-ball tree”. However, it turns out that even the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is not quite sure:

  2. Johnd681 says:

    Thanks again for the blog post.Thanks Again. Cool. bddekgeggefb

  3. Frank V says:

    Trying to get a duplicate of a park sign, it’s named after hits great 7x grandfather, try to get him a duplicate of the sign, any idea who the sign maker is, or where I can get a duplicate

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