Re: Whitewater Park
The Elk River is my home. I fish, I paddle and I live beside the river.
I’m not sure if many of you know about the proposed Whitewater Park for the
Elk River here in Fernie. If this Whitewater Park teaches children how
to play safely on the river, and keeps them busy and gets more people
enjoying the Elk River‹I am all for it!
As for my fishing, I’m reading that a Whitewater Park is good for the
fish and that means it’s good for me too. I’ve seen these whitewater
parks and they look like natural rock, kind of like there is downstream and
used to be in town before the river was altered.
Scott Shipley from Boulder, Colorado is the park designer coming to Fernie
next week. He’s one of the best known boaters in the world and he’s going
to design our park! His most recent park designs include the Calgary
Park and the London Olympic park.
Scott will be at the open house, Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Fernie
Golf Club. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about what’s
happening, get involved or just state your opinion. The bar will be open
and we’ll show some river movies too. I hope to see you there!