San Bernardino Special Districts
North Etiwanda Preserve
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Winner of the 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) “Honor Award” for Specialty Park, this 1,200-acre natural open-space preserve is in San Bernardino County, north of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Located within proximity to a large and growing urban population, the trails of the North Etiwanda Preserve provide both active and passive recreational opportunities such as hiking, trail running, and bird and wildlife viewing. The preserve contains the most locally accessible wild-lands trails for large portions of the Inland Empire’s expanding urban population.
Master plan and construction documents were prepared for parking areas, trailhead kiosks, trail system rest areas, and for interpretive exhibits within highly sensitive plant and wildlife habitat areas. ADG designed the educational and way-finding signage located throughout the trail system loop. The historical significance of the area, along with descriptions of the native flora and fauna, are boldly represented on custom signs designed by ADG, where hikers are educated as they continue along the hiking loop.