We hope you enjoy your walk and learn something new! Our stories change around January, May, and September so be sure to come back for another adventure! Be sure to take lots of pictures and videos! Like, tag, and share your experiences with us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
Once you complete the StoryWalk at Pearson Park in Kinston, you are just minutes away from our friends at Middle Grounds Coffeehouse! Take a 3 minute walk to warm up and enjoy some gingerbread treats. You will be greeted with warm smiles. Just ask and they will add gingerbread flavor to your drink of choice. They also have gingerbread loaf available. Tell them StoryWalk sent you 🙂
Lenoir County StoryWalk is a fun and educational way to combine literacy, family engagement, and physical activity in the form of a children’s storybook along the walking path at Pearson Park in Kinston, NC. StoryWalk® helps to build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. At StoryWalk, you have an opportunity to join family and friends, have lots of fun, create memories, play and learn outdoors! Also, preschoolers can better prepare for school and meet literacy milestones by building vocabulary skills through reading and conversation. StoryWalk is truly a great way for families and friends to feel connected to their own community! The walking path at Lenoir County StoryWalk is approximately 0.5 miles round trip and consists of 21 reading stations.
Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene Counties
Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism and Development Authority
Lenoir County Public Schools
UNC Lenoir Health Care
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library
City of Kinston
Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation
Community Council for the Arts
Dunn & Dalton Architects
Lenoir County Economic Development
Kinston Parks and Recreation (Story Installation)
Morgan Printers (Story Boards Production and Print)
Duke Energy Foundation (Start-up funding)
For questions, field trip information, or to report concerns about Lenoir County StoryWalk, please contact Jennelle Lewis at 252-939-1200 ext. 236.