Jaycee Park permanently hosting Story Walk activity

Story Walk

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson

The Tuscaloosa Story Walk has its new home in Jaycee Park in Alberta, and families gathered Oct. 2 in celebration of the activity’s grand opening.

The Story Walk is a collaboration between the Tuscaloosa Public Library and the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority.

TPL Youth Services Librarian Sadie Zabawa said the project has been in the works for a while, and she’s excited it’s finally available in a permanent location.

“We have a story spread out on the podiums,” she said. “You walk the story and read it. There are extension questions below the pages so you can talk about what’s happening in the story and the world around you.”

District 5 Tuscaloosa City Council Member Kip Tyner said this is an exciting new addition for Alberta.

“This is a great way to read and get exercise at the same time,” Tyner said. “I am just thrilled they chose Jaycee Park.”

The park is getting new renovations in the future, too, he said.

“We are going to add 16 courts to the tennis stadium, we are going to have completely new restrooms,” Tyner said. “We are going to redo the pavilion. Having the storytelling is just going to make it even more vibrant.”

The current book will be available at the Story Walk throughout October. A new book will be revealed in November.

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