As a parent, I love to find things to do around the Treasure Valley with the entire family. There are favorites of the kids like Wahooz and Roaring Springs, Zoo Boise, and the Boise Aquarium. Last week, the city of Nampa announced a change to one of its great family attractions that are sure to be a hit for the Christmas season.
Nampa has combined three things that parents love to have their kids participate in: exercise, the outdoors, and education. Just two months ago, on October 1, Nampa unveiled StoryWalk at Lakeview Park. StoryWalk is a concept that was first introduced at a library in Montpelier, Vermont, by Anne Ferguson in 2007. It features children's books with minimal texts that keep adults and children's interests alike, with the pages posted at different places along a trail. Not only do you get to read some wonderful stories for the kids, but you get your exercise while the kids can run around, learn to read, and fall asleep as soon as they get in the car.
Right now, the City of Nampa's StoryWalk at Lakeview Park features Twas the Night Before Christmas. There are 16 pages posted along the trail, and it makes for a great time with the family, in a place where you can easily socially distance.
Lakeview Park is at 1304 7th Street North in Nampa. You can park at the pool, where the StoryWalk begins. You can check out the map of StoryWalk at Lakeview Park HERE.