#WalkingWednesday features Wexford Montessori School & Davis Park

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Walking Wednesday headed to SW Lansing this week to tour the Wexford Montessori K-8 school and the new paved trail that connects Waverly Rd east to Davis Park.

A huge thank you to Mr. Eric Royston of Wexford for his informative tour of the Montessori program.  Wexford Montessori is one of only approx 150 public Montessori schools in the United States.  The school is partnering with several organizations to enhance its offerings including a relationship with Lansing Parks and Recreation to build an incredible outdoor learning environment for student exploration.  We heard a song from some young students and saw their learning environments which included cool tables like the one pictured that allow for students to spread out and work in teams.  What a treasure in our Lansing School District serving primarily students from the surrounding SW Lansing neighborhoods.

 

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We toured the neighborhood south of Wexford Elementary and headed to the newly opened paved trail, which is accessible at the south end of Wexford Ave.  Kris Klein of the South Lansing Community Development Association talked about the development of the trail and how it now connects throughout Lansing’s South Side allowing residents to commute downtown.  We headed East past the Harry Hill campus which houses Lansing School District offices, Lansing Police Department personnel and the Schmidt Community Center.  We continued onto Davis Park which has a beautifully paved trail around the perimeter of the park, newly renovated ball parks & restroom facilities, excellent basketball courts & playgrounds.

#WalkingWednesday takes a 2 week break and will resume on 1/7.  Best wishes for a healthy & joyful holiday season.

The park sign says "Fun for All Ages"  This is my mom!!

The park sign says “Fun for All Ages” This is my mom!!

Beautiful playground facilities!

Beautiful playground facilities!

Beautifully paved trails make for easy walking &biking.

Beautifully paved trails make for easy walking &biking.

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