Posts Tagged ‘cascade’

Friday Evening Is Our 6th Idaho Hometown Throwdown


2010
08.02

phil_1We are headed to Cascade Idaho and Kelly’s Whitewater Park for our 6th Idaho Hometown Throwdown. This Friday, August 6, meet us at KWP. Registration starts at 6:00pm and the action begins at 6:30-ish. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event! If you haven’t checked out KWP yet, this is a great time to come up and enjoy the evening at a fantastic location. What a great way to start the weekend!

Full Schedule for Idaho Throwdowns is   HERE

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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

Idaho:Cascade Whitewater Park Gets $500,000 Donation


2009
04.09

Got this great news from Devon Barker

This has been a great week for Idaho. The Friends of the Cascade Whitewater Park have been given $500K donation by Mark and Kristina Pickard to design and build a whitewater park in Cascade, Idaho. Damon from Gear and Grind, JK Dealer, is located just 30 minutes away. We are all very excited in Idaho. Here is a link to the article. http://www.cascadewhitewaterpark.com/

Riggins, Idaho has also completed a feasibility study and I am hosting, as Co-Chair with the Mayor, Bob Crump, a state wide meeting this Thursday. I will be presenting a film I made that highlights the types of improvement that can be made by building a whitewater park in Riggins. You can view the feasibility study and the video at www.rigginsidaho.org Come paddle in Idaho! Devon