Kelly’s Whitewater Park – Cascade, Idaho

2010
02.12

kwp meetingI don’t even know where to start. Last year at this time when I heard that Cascade was on board to open a whitewater park I though – “yea, there going to throw a couple of rocks in the river and call it a park”. I could not have been more wrong about Kelly’s Whitewater Park!

With 6 main features, a visitors center, changing room/facilities, expansive viewing areas, and park atmosphere I’m totally impressed. I don’t think anyone could have put together a better team to make this happen. The visionary approach taken by Mayor Carter, Mark and Kristina Pickard, Jim Litchhfield, Gary Lacy, Devon Barker and others is what will catapult this to be the best whitewater park in the country – seriously. The community spirit behind this project was evident at last nights meeting. With a standing-room-only crowd of several hundred, many with more gray hair than I, only a hand full even paddle – they see the benefits this will provide the community in addition to paddlers.

The park is slated to open this spring- not bad when construction only started this fall!! We are scheduled to host 4 Hometown Throwdows there this summer and I couldn’t be more excited. I see my family spending lots of time at KWP this summer :-)

Pics are from our drive up. Our car and ice at the bottom of the Cabarton Run, and the Legion Hall sign for the Town Hall meeting.

kwp signcabarton carcabarton ice

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