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April 08, 2006


The Spokane River Wild


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[Excerpt From OutThere Monthly] "Mimicking whitewater features on a relatively tame stretch of the Spokane River will require a lot of rock-2,000 cubic yards of granite boulders 4 to 6 feet in diameter to be exact. This is one of many revelations in the conceptual design report for the Spokane whitewater park, which was completed in March by Recreation Engineering and Planning based in Boulder, Colorado.

'It's a positive step forward,' said Steve Faust, Executive Director of Friends of the Falls. 'We are really pleased with the way the consultants integrated the community input we had gathered into this report.'

'Spokane's first whitewater park is going to do so many great things for the city by providing increased recreational opportunities for residents, bringing tourist dollars to town and helping to clean up and revitalize an incredible cultural and historical resource at the edge of downtown,' said Faust."

Full Article: Whitewater Park Plan Released