Wichita, Cannes. (NBC Kansas)—Evergreen Park welcomes the new ‘Story Walk’ project, an initiative to increase exercise and literacy among the community.
Exactly 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, one by one, the pages of a book, so you have to walk around a bit to read the next page,” said Elizabeth Brunschin, family and human resources manager at K-. State – Cartagena.
The books will be provided by Evergreen Library and will be changed every 2-3 months.
In addition, the books will be in English and Spanish.
“It aims to fill the need in the Hispanic community to do more physical activity and love literature,” Cartagena said.
“And we know that when we exercise, the brain retains more than it sees,” he said.
The first book that families found in the park is called “Sonadores” or “Dreamers” and is based on the true story of a Mexican mother who immigrated to the United States.
“We’re all going to see each other in this story, it’s something that we’re going to recognize a lot,” Cartagena said.
People can now enjoy the beautiful ‘Story Walk’ located in the evergreen park near the tennis court.