Smelter Park Durango

           Open for business !!  Thank you S2O Design for a job well done  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smelter Park Test Video, and opening date announced

Yes, we did. . . No, the park is not officially open until this ‘Good’ Friday, April 18th – However, the project team leader Scott Shipley, gave us the opportunity to get in the water and test these new features for him today while the river still had some early season spring run off in it (around 930 cfs)..  Enjoy the show !                 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sfl29HG0ps&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

Smelter Park Test Video, and opening date announced

Yes, we did. . . No, the park is not officially open until this ‘Good’ Friday, April 18th – However, the project team leader Scott Shipley, gave us the opportunity to get in the water and test these new features for him today while the river still had some early season spring run off in it (around 930 cfs)..  Enjoy the show !                 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sfl29HG0ps&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

 

 

Access for the Animas River

Join the Animas River access design process by participating in one or more of the following meetings:

 

 

The City of Durango acquired the 44 acre Oxbow Park and Preserve in 2012. Here is a link to the most current draft of the Oxbow Park and Preserve Management Plan for the property located on Animas View Drive.

Public comments are encouraged on the draft Management Plan, and written comments may be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department at: rec@durangogov.org.  City of Durango website HERE.

For additional information, please contact the Durango Parks and Recreation Department at 970-375-7321.

 

 

Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

Kayak Ramp at the Sarapiqui River Festival
The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.
This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross.
This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever. Great food and local artwork abound. PURA VIDA!! We hope to see you next year!!

Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

Kayak Ramp at the Sarapiqui River Festival
The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.
This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross.
This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever. Great food and local artwork abound. PURA VIDA!! We hope to see you next year!!

Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

Kayak Ramp at the Sarapiqui River Festival
The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.
This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross.
This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever. Great food and local artwork abound. PURA VIDA!! We hope to see you next year!!

Progress on Smelter Park Durango

bottom drop 12/12/2013

Here are some shots taken 12/12/13, of the progress being made on the bottom of four new features planned for the Smelter Rapids section through Durango. Looking fairly good so far, and with all of the early snow in the high country this could be a fantastic spring to test them out !  Stay posted for more updates, the park is scheduled to be finished and open for paddling by March of 2014.

Progress on Smelter Park Durango

bottom drop 12/12/2013

Here are some shots taken 12/12/13, of the progress being made on the bottom of four new features planned for the Smelter Rapids section through Durango. Looking fairly good so far, and with all of the early snow in the high country this could be a fantastic spring to test them out !  Stay posted for more updates, the park is scheduled to be finished and open for paddling by March of 2014.

Progress on Smelter Park Durango

bottom drop 12/12/2013

Here are some shots taken 12/12/13, of the progress being made on the bottom of four new features planned for the Smelter Rapids section through Durango. Looking fairly good so far, and with all of the early snow in the high country this could be a fantastic spring to test them out !  Stay posted for more updates, the park is scheduled to be finished and open for paddling by March of 2014.

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