The public is invited to join the collaborating groups (the City, Yankton United Way, and the Yankton Area Arts) for the Grand Opening on Saturday, May 22, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
The specific goal of the Born Learning Trail, which is installed in Westside Park and is an on-going project for these collaborating groups is to “make learning fun!” On this trail, parents or grandparents and young children are encouraged to play and explore the different stations to turn everyday moments into learning moments while making the time spent together something to cherish. By playing and exploring with your child or grandchild in Westside Park, you help the child get ready for success in school and life.
The project has grown in scope as the three local groups have worked on the vision for this trail. Three benches and two picnic tables are found along the trail as intergenerational activity was accounted for. Interactive artwork has been installed by Yankton’s own Connecting Artists group which coincides with trail signs and the learning activities they present. To further enhance the trail and learning activities, additional art pieces will be installed throughout the summer of 2021 thanks to sponsorships by Avera, FNBO, Yankton School District, Roger and Ann Smith, First Dakota, Yankton Sertoma, NuStar and Vishay Dale Electronics.