StoryWalk in the Park begins at Joyner Park April 1

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 1:59pm

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and Page 158 Books are partnering to offer a free program throughout April that encourages families to read while enjoying the greenways at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. StoryWalk in the Park is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. It’s also an effective way for young readers to practice active reading skills.

Throughout April, pages from the children’s picture book, “Sometimes It’s Hard to Be Nice,” by Maggie C. Rudd, will be displayed on posts along the Joyner Park trails. As you stroll along the path, you will be directed to the next page in the story.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

The following sponsors have generously contributed to this year’s StoryWalk in the Park: Page 158 Books, Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, Bartlett Tree Experts, McPherson Family Eye Care, and Ting Internet.

For more information, visit or email Recreation Program Manager Monica Lileton at [email protected].

E. Carroll Joyner Park