SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Less than 2% of the 10,000 park & recreation agencies in the United States are accredited. That short list includes Sioux Falls.
Accreditation is awarded every five years, and Sioux Falls Parks & Rec is three-for-three since 2010. This year, the department met all 151 standards, receiving a perfect score.
“It really is a plaque that will be provided to us, but more importantly it’s really more about making sure that the way we provide services to the community, with regards to parks & rec is done at a high level,” Don Kearney said.
Friday night take a closer look at what it takes to receive accreditation, and why so many other communities fail.