Chisholm awarded recreation grants to expand outdoor recreation in the community and to make it more accessible! The grants were awarded by Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Culture and Tourism grant program in the amount of $25,000 for enhancements at Memorial Park & from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources No Child Left Inside grant program for the amount of $15,670.

Through the No Child Left Inside grant a shed as well as bikes & gear will be kept at The Redhead MTB Park and will be made available to local youth through the Iron Range Off Road Cyclists (IROC) for Learn to Ride Programs. The additions will be built through the Industrial Technology Wood Working class at Hibbing Highschool and the city will be working with 30 West Bike Shop for mountain bike purchases.

“That can remove immediate barriers that prevent students from the sport of mountain biking” Maruska wrote in a memo to Chisholm City Council.

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The work being done at Memorial Park will include resurfacing which will take place in late August through September, after the busy season for the newly installed Chisholm splash pad. The city is still in the works on what other improvements can be made to Memorial park.

For more info on the recreation grants awarded to Chisholm, visit the article written by Mesabi Tribune and see what other plans are inbound!

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