Kona Ice South Minneapolis announced today it will be one of the vendors for Minneapolis Parks. The start date will be announced as we get closer to the beginning of the season. Kona Ice trucks will appear at numerous park locations including Theo Wirth (beaches), Minnehaha Park, Cedar Lake (beaches), Lake Hiawatha, Pearl (Diamond Lake), Ft. Snelling (Neiman Sports Complex/Park), Bossen Field, Stone Arch (Mill City Park) and Bryn Mawr Meadows.
“It is an honor and privilege to bring our Tropical Shaved Ice Experience to our city parks, the top rated park system in America,“ said PJ Fiske, Owner and Vice President of Fun, Kona Ice South Minneapolis. “We look forward to bringing additional joy and fun to our Kona Ice fans! Also, we will be giving back a portion of our sales to Minneapolis Parks, which will go directly to future park improvements.”
Kona Ice is known across the country for giving back to communities with contributions over $16 million to date. Each Kona Ice franchise is locally owned and operated. Last year, the two Kona Ice trucks serving the immediate Metro area gave back over $15,000 to Twin Cities area organizations and schools.
“It’s a win for our parks and a win for Kona,” said Shane Stenzel, Manager of Permits and Events for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. “We like to keep things fresh and Kona’s colorful truck, outstanding product, FLAVORWAVE, friendly staff AND the added bonus of a Kona Ice giveback was hard to pass up!”
Kona Ice patented FLAVORWAVE allows customers to “personalize” their shaved ice with up to ten flavors if desired for a one-of-a-kind treat. The Kona Ice menu serves up over 30 unique outstanding flavors.
Times, dates and locations will vary and Kona Ice South Minneapolis will post daily locations on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KonaIceSouthMinneapolis) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/KonaMpls).