The folks at Curious City, Portland Public Library, Healthy Portland, A healthy Maine Partnership, Portland Public Health, The City of Portland, and Portland Housing Authority bring you StoryWalk!
Move along and read along with the story!
On November 3rd we unveiled the new story walk in Riverton Park with speeches from Mayor Mavodones, Mark Adelson from the PHA, and Bethany Sanborn from Public Health.
The story was performed by actors from Theater for Kids (Portland Stage) and author David Elliott personalized 130 books for the youth of Riverton Park!
The people of Riverton Park make up one of the most tightly-knit communities Portland has to offer. As of October 2011, there were 628 people residing in Riverton, 62% of which are under 20 years old. The Somali, Sudanese, Iraqi, Vietnamese, and Cambodian communities are strongly represented in the Riverton neighborhood, with many Congolese as well.
Riverton Park was built in 1972 and reflects the common philosophies of community development and urban planning of that era. Riverton Park is comprised of 150 housing units (including those reserved for services), home to mainly large families. The Study Center opened in Fall of 1992 and is located at 61 Riverton Drive.