Nat Turner Park in Newark, NJ will be the new home for the construction of the Born Learning Trail. Nat Turner Park, the largest city-owned park in Newark, NJ sits on nine-acres across from Central High School and is named after the American slave who led revolt in 1831 in Virginia.
The Born Learning Trail will provide 10 engaging, interactive activities that adults can use to create early learning opportunities for children. By following a series of colorful shapes, signs and hopscotch squares, children can learn their numbers and letters through active play. The Trail is a great way for a community to use outdoor space to promote literacy and social development.
The United Way of Essex and West Hudson, a co-director of NJPHK-Newark has donated the materials to build the site. The Born Learning Trail is part of United Way of America’s Born Learning public engagement campaign. Trails have been installed throughout New Jersey.
In addition to United Way of Essex and West Hudson, NJPHK-Newark partnered with the city of Newark Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services, The Land for Public Trust and the Newark Police Department to find a suitable site.
“Nat Turner Park was chosen because of its accessibility to families,” explained Courtney Price, NJPHK-Newark Project Manager. “We are currently trying to coordinate a build day as it just takes a day to construct and then it’s ready to go.”SHARE: