Show Park Rapids Downtown some love

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in many, many ways and our Downtown businesses have not been spared.

As you are out and about doing your essential runs to the supermarkets, post office and other stops, consider some of the ways to

 support local businesses, even if you can’t visit those businesses. For example:

  •  Shop online or on the phone. Some downtown businesses have a robust online presence.
  • Pre-buy goods and services. In many cases customers can still purchase gift cards.
  • Order prepared food for pick up or delivery. Many businesses remain open for delivery and take out orders which may be placed by phone or online.

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber is keeping a list of businesses still offering services, such as take out and curbside services. The Chamber’s website also offers links to local and state health and to local and state resources for small businesses. Check it out at

Take heart. The band lineup for 2nd Street Stage is confirmed and planning continues for the free summer concerts starting June 11 – even if social distancing may be the order of the day.