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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Educational trail to be installed at Laurel Park

Children will have a fun, new way to learn while exploring one of Hall County’s parks.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with United Way of Hall County for the installation of a “Born Learning” trail at Laurel Park.

The trail will be installed along an existing sidewalk at the park and will feature signs that suggest educational activities children and their caregivers can do together as they walk along the pathway.

“These signs encourage parents to interact with their child, which, in turn, significantly impacts brain development and later success in school,” said Joy Griffin, vice president of Resource Development for United Way of Hall County.

As outlined in the memorandum of understanding, United Way will solicit sponsorships to fund the project while Hall County agrees to cover the cost of maintenance and sign replacements.

“We look forward to providing citizens with this educational enhancement to Laurel Park,” said Mike Little, director of Hall County Parks & Leisure. “It is a great way for parents and other caregivers to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.”

Construction on the trail is expected to begin next month and will be completed sometime in the fall.

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