Environmental Graphic Design

Blue Hole Regional Park

Wimberley, Texas

Natural materials blend into a beloved landmark

Wimberley Blue Hole Regional Park, a centuries-old recreation destination, underwent renovation in recent years. Design Workshop, in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team, initiated an educational and interpretive signage program as part of a larger restoration plan. The program emphasizes water conservation and environmental stewardship, with signs made from durable laminate panels with Corten steel bases resembling Bald Cypress Tree trunks. A corrugated metal cylindrical structure features the park’s name and doubles as a 3,900-gallon rainwater cistern for irrigation. Local limestone monument signs scattered throughout the park add a touch of timelessness. The signage, carefully crafted to blend with the landscape, minimizes environmental impact while enhancing the park's natural beauty and visitor experience.

Services Provided: Landscape Architecture, Wayfinding, Site and Interpretive Sign Program


  • Honor Award, Research & Communication, ASLA Colorado
  • Honor Award, Design (Unrealized), ASLA Texas
  • Public Works Outstanding Award, Texas Municipal League Public Works
  • Honor Award, Design (Constructed), ASLA Texas
  • SITES Certified (Pilot Project), Sustainable SITES Initiative
  • Excellence Award, Center for Active Design
  • Project Excellence Award, Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP)
  • Austin Green Award, Austin Green Awards


City of Wimberley


Taniguchi & Associates, T.F. Harper & Associates, Regenerative Environmental Design, PBS&J, Greenplay, MJ Structures, James Pole, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Feuls Inc., Walter P. Moore, Moon Design, Heather Venhaus