The new Lake Stevens Community Park at 1601 N. Machias Road, will become more than a sports park with the Grand Opening of the new Born Learning Trail for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.
On Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Lake Stevens Education Foundation and Academic Beginnings for Children, or ABC, will be holding a Tales and Trails event to celebrate not only the opening of their second Born Learning Trail in Lake Stevens but also the second anniversary of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Lake Stevens.
The ribbon cutting for the Born Learning Trail will take place at 10:30 a.m.
The trail is made up of interactive signs throughout the park which give suggestions for parents and pre-schoolers to engage and play with each other while learning.
LSEF invites families with small children to the park to experience the trail, which is designed to help foster a love of learning,
Children will receive a free book, bubbles, play parachute games, watch balloon animals made right before their eyes, get their face painted and will also be able to sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The Imagination Library offers free monthly books to children from birth to five years of age and is geared toward encouraging parents to begin reading to their children at an early age.