OPL, in partnership with the Town Of Oakville, offers StoryWalks® at outdoor trails and locations across Oakville, providing Oakville residents of all ages with access to year round, self-guided walks with selected stories.
Stroll the trail while enjoying a tale that unfolds along the way! StoryWalks® are fun and engaging way to explore an interactive story while taking in the fresh air and beautiful outdoors, available year-round. Stories change seasonally.
The StoryWalks® are situated on Treaty #14 and Treaty #22 lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is currently home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Locations have been thoughtfully chosen throughout Oakville based on public accessibility for the entire community.
- Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
Tannery and Waterworks Parks
George Savage Park
- OPL was inspired by the StoryWalks® concept created by Anne Ferguson and Rachel Senechal from Vermont’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
- Foster community connectedness, encourage residents to get outdoors and spend time in nature, while utilizing trails, town parks and public spaces.
Benefit the Oakville community by promoting an interest in literacy, well-being, healthy living, connectedness and outdoor physical activity in a safe, socially distant way
- Promote development of valuable skills in children including problem solving, self-regulation and engagement within natural surroundings. Chosen stories will reflect seasons, diverse cultural celebrations with a range of themes and characters aimed at social determinants of health guided by OPL and Town Of Oakville inclusion policies.
Related: News release on the launch of StoryWalks®, August 2021