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May 28, 2024

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New Storybook Trail Unveiled at Pinkerton Park

Check out Pinkerton Park's new interactive walk-and-read experience featuring the book, "Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly!"

Looking for a new fun and educational activity for your little one? Officials will cut the ribbon on a newly updated Storybook Trail at Pinkerton Park in Franklin.

“Children and families have been enjoying the first storybook trail we installed at Pinkerton for years,” said Friends of Franklin Parks Executive Director Torrey Barnhill. “It was time to bring a new story for all to enjoy. 

The non-profit organization partnered with City of Franklin Parks to select a new story and bring it to life, giving families another reason to get outside together and children excited about reading. 

There will be 17 different spots along the trail for children and parents to stop and read the inspirational story about a robin’s first experience outside the nest. The book, Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly!, is geared for children ages 3-8, and each stop shares a page or two.

The ribbon cutting is on Thursday, August 3 at 9 a.m. Families and children are invited to attend. Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore will be on hand to read a story, and refreshments will be served. A few friends from the story may be on in attendance, as well.

Parents can also purchase the book at the event, with proceeds benefitting Friends of Franklin Parks. Contact Torrey Barnhill at for more information.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.