New Way To Keep Kids Away From Ducks At Medi Park; Story Walk
If you have young children, or children who still believe themselves to be young, then you are familiar with hard task of keeping the kids away from the ducks at Medi Park. I've had to chase my own toddler as he goes waddling after the ducks as fast as his legs can carry him.
There's a new way, though, to help you keep the kids and ducks separated. Story walks.
What The Heck Is A Story Walk?
It's exactly what it sounds like. As you walk along the track, there are panels that you can stop and look at. Those panels, of which there are 17, will all feature part of a story. As you and the kids walk, you stop to read and look at the panels.
Pretty simple premise. In all honesty, I think it's a great idea.
Hats Off To Local Eagle Scout For Getting It Done
The Story Walk is the Eagle Scout project for Layton Lutz. He led the way when it came to fundraising and the installation of the panels.
Amarillo Parks and Rec helped when it came to installation of the panels, and Amarillo Public Library helped with the layout and placement. They're now getting ready for the first book to be featured on the Story Walk.
The first title will be "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown.
A Nice Addition To One Of My Favorite Spots
My kids love Medi Park. We go there a lot. Usually we end our trip by walking along the track.
This will be a nice addition to part of our park routine. My kids are all young and love reading, so this is going to be a big win.
Plus, hopefully it will distract them from the ducks.