Press Release – for immediate release on September 19, 2019 at 2pm.
The most upstream whitewater feature, known as “The Office Wave”, will be under construction from 9/23 to 10/18 and it is recommended that this portion of the river be avoided. During construction the river may be impassable for swimming, boating, or floating and therefore scouting and/or portaging is recommended at all times. The construction will affect only the areas immediately upstream and downstream of this feature as a coffer dam will de-water this area. The Boat Ramp Wave and other downstream features should be unaffected.
All vessels should take out at Big Bend or another upstream access and put in at Salida Boat Ramp or below.
We understand that this is a popular time for our community and its visitors to enjoy the Whitewater Park for swimming, fishing, floating and relaxing. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope to make a safety and enjoyment improvement to this part of our park and river. This is an amazing process and we encourage the community to take a few minutes to witness this work.
Please contact the Recreation Department at 719-539-6738 for questions or concerns.