How do you fund the design and construction of your whitewater park concept?

Posted by Spalding Hurst

November 26, 2010

Most existing whitewater parks were funded through county or city departments. Funding is often incorporated into the city or county tax structure. A few funding options are concessionaire fees, donations, capital funds, bonds, short-term borrowing, government grants and private foundation grants. For more detailed information on these options, link to funding.

Why a Whitewater Park?
•Modify the hazardous dam
•Attract visitors to the park
•Create a venue for paddlers
•Increase the city’s water supply
•Enhance the fish habitat
•Create a family-friendly and easily accessible river park
•Improve the aesthetics of the site
•Provide local economic stimulation

Users of the Park
• Down River Kayakers and Canoeist
• Play Boaters
• Tubers
• Fishermen
• Spectators
• Swift Water Rescue Training

Economic Impacts
• Recreation
• Tourism
• Competitions
• New Jobs & Businesses
• Environmental Awareness
• Construction of the River
• Enhance Land & Property Value
• Business Retention

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