Inside StoryWalk, a Growing Park Trend Across the Triangle
Walk in nature, read a story, and have a safe experience outside
Looking for a safe activity for this winter season? You may not have to look too far. StoryWalk experiences created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with Kellogg-Hubbard Library are popping up in a number of parks in the area from Apex to East Raleigh. We have the scoop on three such walking adventures. Keep your eyes peeled for others to appear as this trend picks up speed:
Historic Oak View County Park‘s current StoryWalk, Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds, tells the story of one’s voice and the importance of it. A park is an ideal place to find a StoryWalk because its goal is to combine children’s literature with a nature walk. At this location the story unfolds between the livestock barn and the kitchen garden, and at the end of your tale you can visit the goats and chickens that call this park home. Say Something will be at this park until January 31. We March by Shane W. Evans will be taking its place February 2-28. The park is open M-Sat 8:30am-5pm & Sun 1-5pm.
Pullen Park is also hosting a StoryWalk, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett. This fourteen panel story highlights the idea of finding the good in something that you thought you never wanted. As you progress through the story, take a moment and read the the accompanying question or statement with each panel. You may discover something about your walking buddy you never knew. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story will be at Pullen Park until Jan. 31 and will be moving to Powell Drive Park Feb. 8 where it will remain until mid-March. Both parks are open M-Sun from dawn to dusk.
Apex Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources‘ StoryWalk is currently on the move. They will be announcing a new book and location soon. Check their website to get updated information about the new book and location launch.