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Chisholm opens their "Pocket Park"

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CHISHOLM, MN -

A vacant lot between two buildings in downtown Chisholm has new life.

It's called a pocket park. It's a small gathering space, between two buildings. 

On Friday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the new space. 

Planners say they are trying to encourage more people to spend time in the downtown area. 

The park has a stage for bands, local artwork and more. 

Planners say they are hoping to get free WiFi so people can bring their work and homework to the area. 

The project was funded with grants and donations from Northland businesses. 

The pocket park is one of 5 revitalization projects the city is working on.

"This one is kind of the big crown and glory of the whole project. We wanted to revitalize downtown because we believe in this area, we see a lot of life in Chisholm, and we just wanted to make a gathering space that people could be comfortable in," said Jessalyn Sabin, a committee member for the project.

?Other projects in the works are a downtown walking tour, improvements to nearby parks, storefront cleanup and increased bike access.

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