WICHITA, Kan. (NBC Kansas)–Evergreen Park welcomes the new ‘story walk’ project, an initiative to increase exercise and literacy among the community.
Precisely a year ago the idea of ’story walk’ came to Wichita.
City leaders say they saw something similar in Derby and wanted to implement it here.
“So you’re going to find different pedestals that have the pages of a book one by one so to read the next page you have to walk a little bit to continue reading,” said Elizabeth Brunscheen, family and human resources manager at K-State. -Cartagena.
The books will be provided by the evergreen library and will be changed every 2-3 months.
In addition, the books will be in English and Spanish.
“The purpose is to fill a need in the Hispanic community to have more physical activity and fall in love with literature,” said Cartagena.
“And we know that when we exercise, the brain retains more of what it sees,” he added.
The first book that families can find in the park is called “soñadores” or “dreamers” and is based on the true story of a Mexican mother who emigrated to the United States.
“We are all going to see each other in this story, it is something that we are going to identify with a lot,” said Cartagena.
People can now go and enjoy the beautiful ‘story walk’ located in the evergreen park near the tennis courts.