Spanning across 430 acres of what used to be a rock quarry in northwest Ames, Iowa is now Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The park was named after local botanist, Ada Hayden. It is comprised of 5 miles of hiking trails, two lakes, scenic overlooks and much more.
The Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park recently worked with Pannier on two projects of fiberglass embedded panels and National Park Service standard aluminum exhibit bases. The first project was comprised of eight interpretive panels and exhibit bases. The second project consisted of four exhibits, placed at each of the entrances to the park. These exhibits were double-sided upright exhibit bases, with interpretive historical information on one side and wayfinding maps on the other.
Dr. Jim Pease, the President of Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park said “I’ve worked with Pannier on projects over the years and am familiar with their products and quality as I have reviewed interpretive projects across the U.S. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of Pannier’s products.”
Ada Hayden Heritage Park is the most highly used of the Ames, Iowa community parks. Through summer and the start of fall, the Friends group provides on-site interpretation programs. They also run an active blog and web-site (http://adahaydenpark.blogspot.com/). However, the interpretive signage provides an opportunity for the Friends group to contact visitors year round.
Pannier was honored to be a part of these projects, and looks forward to working on more in the future.
“I felt like I got to know the Pannier Project Representatives on both these projects personally! They were friendly, happy to answer my questions or concerns, and responded promptly to my emails or phone calls. Great, personalized service makes for a great experience for clients. Thank you! I’ll be back!” – Dr. Jim Pease, President of Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park.