Story Trail in Lakeview Park

The City of Nampa has recently installed a Story Trail located in Lakeview Park.  The Story Trail is an activity that encourages children and their families to read while being engaged with physical activity. The Story Trail offers reading stations strategically placed along a walking path that is approximately one-half mile in length. “Children can spend a large amount of time doing sedentary activities and it is important to find ways to engage children with learning opportunities that include physical activity.  In addition to physical activity, the project gives us an opportunity to send out a positive message concerning the importance of kindness in our community”, said Mayor Debbie Kling. 

The Story Trail project is managed by the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Nampa Library.  The first book displayed is a short story titled “Extraordinary Jane.”, the story is about an ordinary dog in an extradentary circus.  The book focuses on the importance of friendship, kindness and loyalty.  Reading material will be exchanged periodically to provide a variety of reading opportunities for the young children in our community.

The Story Trail is located in Lakeview Park at 1304 7th St. N. Nampa, Idaho 83651.  Parking is available in the swimming pool parking lot.  Funding for the Story Trail project came from a grant received from Saint Luke’s Children’s Healthy Lifestyle Grant and the Mayor’s walking Challenge. 

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