A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Storie’s Gathering Spaces Are Designed for Kids All Ages

March 4, 2024 | Read Time: 4 minutes

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With their naturally curious minds and adventurous spirits, kids are constantly on the lookout for new experiences. Whether it’s exploring the wonders of nature or diving into urban adventures, they are eager to discover and learn about the world around them. Storie, a groundbreaking community concept in Martin County, is poised to fulfill their quest for excitement and wonder. From dynamic gathering spaces designed for play to engaging educational opportunities, Storie would offer kids of all ages a platform for endless fun and exploration. Let’s delve into how Storie’s gathering spaces would be crafted to inspire and delight the young at heart.

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A Hub for Family Outdoor Recreation

Accessible to all Martin County residents, the planned Storie Regional Park would be the ultimate playground for all ages. Children could dive into a world of imagination at the playgrounds, complete with colorful equipment, swings, and soft-landing pads that guarantee endless fun. Older kids could enjoy friendly pick-up games at the soccer and baseball fields, while tennis and pickleball courts would provide ample swinging action. This gathering space is planned to be a hub of joy and adventure for everyone in the family.

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Gatherings Spaces to Dive Into

Storie Regional Park would also feature refreshing escapes for children and families. The planned splash pads could be a hotspot for kids to cool off and play, offering a safe and interactive water experience. For those seeking a more traditional swimming experience, the community pools would be ideal for a refreshing dip on a hot day. With dedicated lap lanes, aspiring swimmers could practice their strokes and build their confidence in the water.

Outdoor Watersports Abound

The adventures, however, don’t end on land. A European-style system of waterways would not only purify 500 million gallons of water annually, but also provide a variety of activities that cater to kids’ sense of wonder and exploration. Launch points for kayaking and paddleboarding will be available, allowing kids to glide through the waterways and take in the scenic views. For those who enjoy fishing, large freshwater lakes offer the perfect spot to cast a line and reel in a prized catch. Whether exploring the canals on a non-motorized boat or fishing from the pier, Storie ensures that children of all ages can enjoy unforgettable adventures on the water.

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Educating the Next Generation

Education plays a central role in a child’s growth and sets the stage for a bright future. That’s why Storie plans would include a new charter school within its community concept. Spanning 20.5 acres, this campus could cater to students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. With its central location and expansive sidewalks, parents would be able to rest assured as their children walk to school. They could also effortlessly participate in their children’s classes and events.

Inspiring Lessons for All

Yet education extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. Storie has the potential to transform the community into a real-world classroom with its planned educational gathering spaces. A community garden and farm could teach kids about sustainable agriculture and the origins of food. A butterfly garden could also serve as an outdoor science lab, teaching kids about the life cycle of butterflies and the importance of pollinators. Through these experiences and more, residents of all ages could learn the value of preserving and protecting the natural community that surrounds them.

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Connecting Families Through Nature’s Beauty

Storie’s planned hiking and biking trails also would ensure that families can enjoy outdoor adventures together. Wide sidewalks and cul-de-sac neighborhoods would offer safe pathways for children to ride their bikes, whether it’s to a friend’s house, school, or simply around the neighborhood. The extensive network of trails would connect the residential areas to parks and expansive green spaces, providing endless opportunities for exploration. Hiking and mountain biking trails would run alongside the waterways as well, offering picturesque views of the wetlands and waters that surround Storie.

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These gathering spaces are just the beginning of ways this new Martin County community concept would bring together people from all walks of life. A vibrant village center, an open-air amphitheater, and plentiful outdoor activities have also been planned for Storie. As Storie progresses toward finalizing the details of this community concept, additional information will be revealed shortly. To receive a copy of the Storie Time Magazine with more details on the vision for this community, or to be among the first to see the newly released vision video, register your interest at StorieFL.com.

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