Read a children’s book while you enjoy a nature walk at several Wake County Park locations. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Visit all our StoryWalks®!
Blue Jay Point County Park
Check back to find out dates for the next StoryWalk® at Blue Jay Point County Park.
Crowder County Park
Starting June 5 and running through June 19, stop by the park to check out our new special StoryWalk®! This fun self-guided activity posted along the park's Outer Loop Trail.
This month's book is "Eliza and the Dragonfly", written by Susie Rinehart and illustrated by Anisa Claire Hovemann. This wonderful program combines the joy of reading a story while also getting out and enjoying nature. This hike is around 0.8 miles.
Stop by anytime between 8 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. to enjoy this adorable story!
Harris Lake County Park
Take a self-guided StoryWalk® at Harris Lake County Park! A StoryWalk® is a children’s book that is presented page by page along a trail or path. It combines the pleasures of reading a children's book while enjoying nature. Each month, the paths around Harris Lake County Park's Educational Garden and Natural Play Area will feature a different illustrated children's book. Interactive activities are included at the bottom of each set of storybook pages to further engage your child as you make your way through the book. StoryWalk® will be available during current park hours.
From June 12-27, Harris Lake is celebrating the coming of summer with "La Luz de Lucia" (Lucy's Light), written by Margarita Del Mazo and illustrated by Silvia Alvarez. This StoryWalk® will be in both Spanish and English! Lucia is the youngest in a family of fireflies, but learns to shine with her own special light. You don't want to miss this beautiful story!
Historic Oak View County Park
Take a StoryWalk® at Oak View! A StoryWalk® is a children’s book that is presented page by page along a trail or path. It combines the pleasures of reading a children's book while enjoying nature. Each month Oak View's brick walkways feature a different illustrated children's book.
After taking the walk, be sure to say hello to Oak View's goats in the Goat Corral (weather permitting Mon-Sat 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sun 1:15–4:30 p.m.). StoryWalk® at Oak View is free, requires no advanced registration, and is open during the park's normal hours of operation. Please remember to maintain social distancing on the trail and wear a mask when distancing isn't possible.
From June 1-30, Oak View's brick walkways will feature the illustrated children's book "Juneteenth for Mazie" by Floyd Cooper (author and illustrator). In this beautifully written and illustrated story, Mazie learns all about Juneteenth, her ancestors' pursuit for freedom and triumph over slavery, and the importance of celebrating liberty and freedom.
Prepare for your visit with our StoryWalk® Social Narrative
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Historic Yates Mill is excited to offer our first StoryWalk®, an interactive outdoor activity for you and your family.
Starting June 1, “The Legend of the Beaver’s Tail,” by Stephanie Shaw (author) and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator). Based on an Ojibwe legend, the book tells the story of how Beaver, because of his pride, has his once fluffy and furry tail reduced to the flat tail we see today—and how Beaver learns the value of friendship along the way. The story starts at the kiosk near the pond boardwalk and will be on display through June 30.