Publications

Park Unigrids 2

You’re probably familiar with the black-band Unigrid brochures as the source for basic information and colorful maps. But look closer: NPS brochures convey agency identity, park sites’ national significance, critical safety and stewardship information, and a sense of relevance for diverse audiences. Historic photos take you back in time, and original illustrations take you far beyond what you can see with the naked eye. All this in a piece of paper that averages pennies per copy! Plan a new or revised Unigrid brochure with us today.

Please note: we do not stock individual park brochures here. You will have to contact the parks individually to make your request. You can find a list of all the parks here.

Publications Templates

Create park newspapers, site bulletins, posters, rack cards, and other park publications using NPS templates. The underlying grids give structure to the layout and help you organize and position material in a logical sequence. Paragraph and character styles are embedded for easy-to-read typographic treatments. NPS Identity elements help visitors recognize the agency and help you with the correct arrangement of graphic identity elements. Download templates here.

Visitor holding a park map

Maps

Find your park with a map. Maps feature the places you most want to visit—visitor centers, scenic viewpoints, hiking trails, and where to get a bite to eat. Learn more or download park maps here.


Illustration from a Park brochure

Illustrations

Illustrations are a central element in many park publications. They bring to life parks’ stories often showing events, places, and features that can no longer be seen today. Many illustrations originally commissioned for brochures are also used in used in exhibits and other media, or they become posters and postcards for sale in park bookstores.


Braille Brochures

Braille Booklets

Transcribed from park's official Unigrid Brochures, these booklets are published shortly after a new brochure is printed. Braille booklets are available at most park visitor centers. More than 150 additional copies are available through the Library of Congress, National Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Parks are encouraged to post brf files (braille-ready-files) on their accessibility web pages for visitors to download and emboss their own copies. See this example on the Dinosaur web page. Learn more about alternate formats here.

Last updated: November 14, 2018