Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

In late 2005, 90% of the facilities at the 8,500 acre Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park was destroyed by flooding associated with the break of an upstream reservoir. A Master Plan was developed by AMEC E & I for the restoration of the Day-Use facilities providing a location for a new Visitors/Interpretive Center, new river front boardwalk and picnic facilities for large and small groups. Signature Design, as a subcontract to AMEC E & I designed an interpretive plan that included 10 storylines presented using more than 65 exterior interpretive markers and panels, as well as 2,500SF of interior exhibits.The award winning exterior interpretive designs featured the innovative use of cut stone and steel in four trailhead plazas. The designs featured examples of the flora and fauna that may be discovered within the park as well as the unique geology uncovered by the flood.

Award Winning Design

Interpretive Program Created by Signature Design, LLC Won a 2010 Merit Award from Georgia ASLA.