Born Learning Trail


What is a Born Learning Trail?

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In support of United Way's Education & Health Initiatives, United Way has collaborated with local companies and organizations to bring multiple Born Learning Trails to Hernando County!

A Born Learning Trail is a fun, physical learning activity that's designed for parents or caregivers to play with young children in any outdoor setting - trails, parks, and school yards. The Born Learning Trail creates valuable community resources for early childhood learning and offers opportunities for volunteer engagement.

Born Learning Trails are intended to be family-engagement tools that consist of ten 12" by 24" aluminum signs. Each sign is printed with a uniquely playful, engaging activity based on early learning outcomes.  The signs have slogans like “talk, listen, sing, jump, clap, skip,” and are designed to help young children learn together.  The trails also includes sidewalk artwork such as shapes, the alphabet, and a 12' hopscotch court that all relate to the sign activities.

Where are Hernando's Born Learning Trails?

United Way hosts the following Born Learning Trail locations in Hernando:

  • Born Learning Trail #1: Delta Woods Park
    3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606 (Previously installed on June 21, 2016 however, no longer active due to park renovations)

  • Born Learning Trail #2
  • Born Learning Trail #3: Veterans Memorial Park
    12254 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34609 (Open as of October 26, 2017)

  • Born Learning Trail #4: Ernie Wever Youth Park
    19473 Youth Dr., Brooksville, FL 34601 (Open as of October 23, 2018)

    Proudly Supported by Aldi
  • Born Learning Trail #5: Hernando Park
    205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601 (Open as of April 22, 2019)

    Proudly Supported by Aldi
  • Born Learning Trail #6: Linda Pederson Park (Open as of November 16, 2020)
    6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34607
  • Born Learning Trail #7: Anderson Snow Park (Open as of May 13, 2021)
    1360 Anderson Snow Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34609 
    Proudly Supported by Keller Williams Elite Realty
  • Born Learning Trail #8: Alfred A. McKethan Pine Island Park (Open as of June 14, 2021. Currently under construction due to Hurricane Idalia damages)
    10800 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34607
    Proudly Supported by Weeki Wachee High School
  • Born Learning Trail #9: Coach Lorenzo Hamilton Sr. Park - previously known as Kennedy Park (Open as of November 9, 2022)
    899 Kennedy Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34601
  • Born Learning Trail #10: Tom Varn Park (Re-installed on November 20, 2023)
    301 Darby Ln., Brooksville, FL 34601
    Proudly Supported by Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your business interested in investing in Health and Education? Help bring a Born Learning Trail to a park near you by sponsoring the next installment!

Click HERE for sponsorship details

Partner Recognition: 

Partners will receive public recognition as a valued United Way Community Partner in HEALTH & EDUCATION through the following places:

  • Logo branded on trail signs
  • Media coverage
  • Press releases
  • Recognition on television and radio media
  • United Way's Website and Facebook Page
  • Company honored at Annual Appreciation Meeting

Thank you to the following partners for helping make Hernando County Born Learning Trails possible:

Truist   ALDI  B&B   Century21   ELC

Chamber Young Professionals  HC Parks and Rec  City of Brooksville Parks and Rec    keller williams  wwhs logo

Rotary Brooksville and Rotary Spring Hill Central