• Amount pledged of $371,600 cost to build 4%

Kentucky’s first whitewater park

The Bardstown Boaters are currently working to bring a one of kind whitewater park to Kentucky. A whitewater park is a modification to a natural river to allow for safe passage and recreational paddling.

A.

Completed: Bring River Restoration, a river engineering company behind many successful whitewater parks, to Bardstown to design the Beech Fork in-stream feature.

B.

Raise funds from private and corporate sponsors in the local industry to meet the costs of constructing the in-stream whitewater feature.

  • Amount pledged of $371,600 cost to build 4%

C.

Put Bardstown on the map for outdoor recreation by constructing the whitewater park on the Beech Fork River at the site of the rubble dam, creating a one-of-a-kind paddling destination, a first for Kentucky.

Whitewater Park

The Bardstown Boaters are currently working to bring a one of kind whitewater park to Kentucky at the site of an old rubble dam on the Beech Fork River.

The purpose of the project is to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in Bardstown while removing the hazardous conditions that currently exist.

Listing on American Whitewater

Rubble Dam at 31E Bridge

Bardstown Boaters Report

A whitewater park in Bardstown will add great value to the community, a boost to the local economy, create an atmosphere for healthy lifestyles, awareness to the environment and could increase the pool at the rubble dam on the Beech Fork.

Park Design

Rubble Dam Improvement Project, Municipal Supply and Whitewater Recreation Enhancements in the Beech Fork River

This report includes tasks 3-5; hydrology, hydraulic analysis, and two concept design alternatives for the Rubble Dam Improvement Project in the Beech Fork River.

Questions

Common questions and answers about this project and other parks built in the United States.

Bardstown Whitewater Park

Beech Fork River

Rubble Dam at 31E Bridge

Questions?

Spalding Hurst

Spalding Hurst

Bardstown Boaters

spaldinghurst@gmail.com
(502) 233-1023