Sioux City park shelter named after a long-time resident, volunteer
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City officials, police officers and volunteers gathered to name this Cook Park Shelter, the Leslie B. Triplett Center.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Wednesday, city officials, police officers and volunteers gathered to officially name this Cook Park Shelter, the Leslie B Triplett Center.
Triplett helped with various projects in the community before his death in 2010.
He also helped construct the Cook Park Shelter that the Big 12 Youth Program uses for activities throughout the year.
"What a great honor and I want to say thank you to everyone. My father was a great man, I will tell you that and because of that, that's why I am able to stand and bring my children up in this wonderful city of Sioux City," Tammie Thedford, the daughter of Leslie B. Triplett said.
A new mural was painted on the building this past summer.
Sioux City Police Sergeant Mike Manthorne sketched the figures for the mural and the paint and brushes were donated by the department.
Kids in the Big 12 Youth Program along with and others helped paint too.
"It's an all of us project. It takes everybody because we have a huge impact in this park now. When the kids are coming by now, it's a whole different spirit," Daniel Ford, the Big 12 Youth Program Director said.
The mural design and colors were chosen to coordinate with other amenities within Cook Park.
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