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Porterdale pocket parks open
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Porterdale celebrated the opening of three pocket parks Friday and families immediately started taking advantaged of the parks.

The city budgeted $6,000 a piece for parks on Elm, Hemlock and Pine streets, and volunteers from Porterdale and Covington's First United Methodist Church built the parks last Saturday. The concrete cured Friday and kids started playing that night, though the parks weren't yet being used Saturday afternoon.

Pocket parks are designed to beautify cities and provide limited playground equipment on small lots that would otherwise be empty and unused space.