PHS senior seeks council approval for Glen Park story walk

A Portsmouth High School senior will request the Town Council to grant permission for a future "story walk" at Glen Park.
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A Portsmouth High School senior will request the Town Council to grant permission for a future “story walk” at Glen Park. 

Eve Lowrimore, a senior at Portsmouth High School, has an unusual senior project, which requests permission from the Town Council. Lowrimore is seeking permission to construct a “story walk” at Glen Park, located off Glen Road. 

A “story walk” is an interactive walk including various posts along a trail. Each individual post would tell part of a story as a person walks along a trail. 

“The purpose of this project is to support children’s literacy and outdoor activity,” writes Lowrimore in her letter to the council. 

The various posts telling a story would be installed in the southern area of Glen Park, south of the softball field. 

Lowrimore is recommending the first story for the walk to be Lemon the Duck, written by local author Laura Backman.

“This book has a universal message of compassion and ‘teaches kids to embrace others who are different or who have physical disabilities,'” writes Lowrimore in her proposal. 

If approved by the council, the posts would be constructed on March 18 and 25 with help from the Portsmouth Varsity Cheer Team and a local Boy Scout troop. The posts would be installed on April 8. 

With approval, a grand opening is also being planned for April 15, with a rain date of April 16. 

It is unknown how many posts will be installed. 

The council will hear Lowrimore’s request at the next council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27. 

The meeting will begin with an executive session at 6 p.m. The public meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. 

Click here to view the entire council agenda for the Feb. 27 meeting

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