Born Learning Trails

Born Learning Trails

The Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground. 

Born Learning Trail locations in Anderson County

  • Watson Park; 2005 Brookview Dr.; Anderson   

  • South Main Chapel and Mercy Center; 2408 South Main St.; Anderson  

  • Anderson Civic Center Kid Venture; 3027 MLK Dr.; Anderson  

  • Mineral Springs Park; 121 West Main St.;  Williamston, SC 

  • Elsie Evans Memorial Park; Iva, SC  

  • Equinox Park;  Anderson, SC 

  • Starr Walking Trail Park; Starr, SC  

  • Westside Community Center; Anderson, SC 

  • Bea Thompson Park; Anderson, SC 

  • New Powdersville Park; Powdersville, SC  

  • Dolly Cooper Sports Complex

  • Flat Rock Elementary; Anderson, SC 

Interested in having a Born Learning Trail in your community?

Signs are available in English and Spanish and translations can also be made to most other languages. The trail can be ordered as a kit and includes instructions, hardware, and reinforced full-color metal signs.  Building materials and muscle can be locally sourced – installation days make for great volunteer events. Signs include the option to have special messaging, including sponsor names, company logos, or other investor recognition.

Ideas for leading a Trail effort in your community:

  • Contact the United Way to express an interest.  
  • Volunteer to fundraise, organize volunteers, or otherwise assist the effort.
  • Promote the idea to other community groups – churches, early childhood education agencies, PTA groups.  
  • Seek sponsors or investors to underwrite the project.
  • Use neighborhood events to generate enthusiasm for a trail.
  • Inquire with employers or local municipalities for community improvement grants.