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New community art park to open in Victor

A new park in Victor is bringing art and the community together.

“Victor has a lot of vacant lots,” said Molly Absolon, Victor city councilor. “And it ends up making the town feel sort of empty and disjointed.”

A landowner offered a plot of land next to the post office to the Victor Placemakers for a new park, called HeART park. Once complete, it will feature a giant jenga set and corn hole game.

“Mainly we want it as a gathering place where people can come and hang out and be in the town,” Absolon said.

The city, nonprofit organizations and local businesses are all supporting the park. Its main focus is art.

“I became part of the project when it became art focused and a space to kind of display sculptures and things from artists,” said Greg Meyers, executive director of the Teton Arts Council. “Maybe they don’t fit in the gallery and definitely can’t hang on the wall.”

Creators of the park are encouraging the public to bring painted rocks to decorate around the park. The highlight of the park is these flowers created and decorated by those in the community.

“We had more than 70 people come out to an open house at Teton Arts,” Meyers said. “Each person was able to paint and decorate an individual petal that we then put onto these flowers. There’s about another eight that I’m going to install later this week. So, not only are we beautifying our community, but we’re having a wonderful time to improve the lives of people in our community as well.”

HeART Park is scheduled to open Thursday, July 4.

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