On May 18, 2016 as part of the Voya National Day of Service, 85 volunteers assisted park staff with projects at Exton County Park and the Struble Trail. While 60 employees were mulching landscapes, adding play surface material to play areas, performing tree maintenance, and removing invasive plant species from the Chester Valley Trail corridor, the remaining 25 employees helped install the Born Learning Trail, coordinated by the United Way of Chester County, on the Struble Trail.
The Born Learning Trail is part of the United Way of Chester County’s Early Childhood Education Initiative designed to assist parents and caregivers in engaging their young children in quality early learning activities. This new addition to the Struble Trail is a series of signs and stenciled prompts that adults can use to better prepare children for success in kindergarten, a good start in school, and a lifelong love of learning.
While taking a break or having your lunch, enjoy a story from the Free Little Library station. We hope you find time to come visit this new addition to the trail, which is in celebration of Scotty McMillan, whose life was taken at a very young age in West Caln Township, November 2014.
A special dedication and ribbon cutting was held on June 16.