StoryWalk in the Park begins March 1

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 11:31am

March is National Reading Month and the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is celebrating by introducing a program that encourages families to read while enjoying Town parks and greenways.

StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children’s picture book are displayed on display posts along a park trail. As you stroll along the path, you are directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalk engages young readers and is an effective way to practice active reading skills.

Free and open to the public, the first StoryWalk will be offered at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Additional details will be provided in the coming days.

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 PRCR Department will partner with Page 158 Books throughout March to celebrate National Reading Month. As part of the effort, the PRCR Department and Page 158 Books will offer books from local authors at Joyner Park for families to enjoy.

For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-435-9559 or

E. Carroll Joyner Park