HIKE THE HEIGHTS!

CLIENT: DESIGNYC | WITH: AILW - AKI ISHIDA & LYNNETTE WIDDER, YOUARETHECITY - KAJA KÜHL, DAN DOBSON & KEVIN LÊ

The Giraffe Path is a conceptual trail that physically connects six northern Manhattan parks from the upper edge of Central Park to the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park. 

HIKE THE HEIGHTS ANNUAL JUNE FIRST EVENT

HIKE THE HEIGHTS ANNUAL JUNE FIRST EVENT

The design team met members of the CLIMB initiative on a regular base to share updates on the design work and solicit input. During the design phase the design team together with stakeholders prepared a series of design charettes to brainstorm as a group the design and content for the various pieces of this project. 

A design laboratory was conducted during the June 1st, 2013 event to solicit input from the community on the design of the map to better understand the community’s visions and priorities for using the parks and trails and to solicit preferences and ideas for ‘themes’ for the trail map and markers. 

Through this series of participatory events the design of a map was informed, the design team helped CLIMB to define the parks’ shared identities and to manifest the path by visual and physical means. The collaboration’s outcomes offer the basis for a set of new ways to make the path by engaging current and future partners and constituencies, printing and distributing a physical trail map and pursuing the realization of interrelated trail marker strategies.

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