The StoryWalk® Project’s mission is to promote early literacy, physical activity, and family time together in nature.

Urbandale’s StoryWalk® was established in 2014 and is located around the pond in Walker Johnston Park. There are 20 posts that you can follow and read along.

A different story will be featured every 4-6 weeks, spring through fall.

Share your experience on social media with #UrbandaleStoryWalk.

Check out the current StoryWalk® book, Nieve en la Jungla / Snow in the Jungle by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar, featured October 2023 through early Spring 2024.

The Urbandale StoryWalk® is sponsored by the Urbandale Public Library and the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Department.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. (Visit for more information.)