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  • Boise’s whitewater park thrives

    BOISE – A kayaker paddles into a wave at the new whitewater park on the Boise River, dropping suddenly from sight so that only the top of his bright-red helmet …


  • Whitewater park supporters stage first Spokane River Festival

    After years of obstacles and delays, river sports enthusiasts continue their efforts to bring a whitewater park to Spokane. A consortium of advocates held the Spokane River Festival on Saturday …


  • Whitewater park loses $500,000 grant

    OLYMPIA — A state board rejected pleas from supporters of a whitewater park in the Spokane River to extend a $500,000 grant.


  • State pulls Park grant

    The future of a proposed white-water park in the Spokane River just downstream from downtown is in danger after state officials decided to pull a grant that was supposed to …


  • White-water park faces trout hurdle

    Supporters of a white-water park in the Spokane River must determine if the project would hurt trout populations before moving ahead, a city official has ruled. Planning Director Leroy Eadie …


  • Whitewater park faces trout hurdle

    Supporters of a whitewater park in the Spokane River must determine if the project would hurt trout populations before moving ahead, a city official has ruled.


  • Fish pose whitewater park hurdle

    A white-water park planned near downtown Spokane has some anglers worried about the park’s possible effect on the river’s native redband trout population. Redbands – named for a stripe that …


  • White-water park could affect fish

    A white-water park planned near downtown Spokane has some anglers worried about the park’s possible effect on the river’s native redband trout population.


  • Editorial: Whitewater park offers boatload of benefits

    The Spokane River has been pouring through the scenic gorge below Monroe Street for eons. It’ll take at least another year to add a whitewater park. It still appears the …


  • Our View: New park could clean up a beautiful area

    Steve Faust, executive director of Friends of the Falls, was talking with Spokane tribal members at the site of the proposed whitewater park under the Sandifur pedestrian bridge. The area …


  • White-water park in the works

    Members of the public will get their chance to comment on a proposal to build a white-water park in and along the Spokane River west of downtown during a community …


  • Spokane set to OK whitewater park

    With the first whitewater park in Spokane nearing reality, city officials are set to approve an agreement that would release grant funding for the project. Friends of the Falls, a …


  • Our view: Nearer nature

    When you saw the news that a Spokane River whitewater park will become a reality for kayakers and thought – big deal, I don’t kayak – consider this quote from …


  • River park plans get big boost from gift

    Friends of the Falls, a nonprofit organization working toward opening a whitewater park on the Spokane River near downtown, announced Tuesday that it has reached its fundraising goal and expects …


  • Whitewater park finds rock-solid local support

    Sometimes, it’s good to throw stones. Like last week, when the City of Spokane agreed to haul boulders needed for a proposed Spokane River whitewater park to the site near …


  • Kayakers need revenue stream

    Proponents of constructing a kayak park in the Spokane River hope to build momentum for their brainchild today through a pair of events intended to underscore the value of having …


  • Backers of park tout safety benefits

    Creating a park-and-paddle boating attraction on the Spokane River near downtown could anchor local attention to one of the most underrated gems of public land along the river. The proposed …


  • A boulder approach to fundraising

    Friends of the Falls needs some rock before plans for Spokane’s future whitewater park can really roll. A recent consultant’s study shows the nonprofit organization will need an additional $225,000 …


  • Company named for whitewater park team

    A Colorado company that has designed more than half the whitewater parks in the country is part of a team that will create one for Spokane, the Friends of the …


  • A quest for whitewater thrills

    YAKIMA – A group in Yakima has been working to transform sections of the Naches and Yakima rivers in hopes of creating the state’s first official whitewater park, though they …


  • Festival floats ideas for river attractions

    The slow-growing appreciation for an underrated gem of downtown public land is primed to burst with enthusiasm next weekend in the first Spokane RiverFest. Musicians, volunteer trail crews, hikers, bikers, …


  • Proposed Spokane whitewater park modeled on other communities

    A whitewater park that opened in Reno, Nev., was instantly successful, drawing at least 100,000 users annually, according to city estimates. Spokane hopes to replicate that success by building its …


  • Making waves: Group aims to turn river into rec amenity

    Shortly after the whitewater park in Reno, Nev., opened, a bridge overlooking the Truckee River received a new moniker. The Arlington Avenue Bridge now is commonly referred to as the …


  • Push is on for whitewater park

    Paddlers and downtown interests are eager to harvest some of the Spokane River’s unutilized recreational value. But first they need some seed money.