Two Volunteer Groups to Benefit Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation This Week

On June 8 and 9, 2017, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will join forces with two groups of volunteers from Citi and Convergint Technologies to benefit the parks system in Sioux Falls.

This initiative is part of a new partnership between Citi and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) where Citi employees work directly with local park and recreation agencies on a community service project. In Sioux Falls, Citi employees will paint 70 picnic tables at Falls Park on Thursday, June 8. The following day, they will be performing cleanup work along the river and bike trail from Cherry Rock Park to downtown. Citi also will provide up to $10,000 to fund the project.

NRPA is proud to partner with Citi and other like‐minded corporations to provide opportunities for companies to give back and reconnect with the communities they serve through local parks and recreation. This year, Citi is partnering with local park and recreation agencies in 11 cities and towns across the country.

Also on June 9, Convergint Technologies will volunteer to assist Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. In the morning, the company will provide and install four cameras at the Visitor Information Center at Falls Park. Later in the day, their employees will have four different groups performing cleanup work along the river and bike trail from Pasley Park to Yankton Trail Park.

“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to these two companies and their employees for volunteering their time and energy to assist Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. These projects wouldn’t have been possible without these civic-minded companies,” says Don Kearney, Director of Parks and Recreation.

About Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation provides more than 3,100 acres of parkland, more than 500 recreational classes and programs, and 80 developed parks that are strategically located so that nearly every Sioux Falls resident lives within a half mile of a park. The bike trail system includes a 20-mile loop that never crosses a city street and parallels the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to be in the 1 percent of agencies accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. www.siouxfalls.org/parks  

About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation, and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives, and equitable access to parks and public space. www.nrpa.org  

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. www.citigroup.com  

About Convergint Technologies
Convergint Technologies is an industry-leading organization that designs, installs, and services integrated building systems, including electronic security, fire alarm, and life safety systems. www.convergint.com