Originally Posted by mrekid
Just to be clear, the money being described as new by the survey giver is the same money we raised about 5 years ago. Currently the city has the project on hold, waiting on the NISP decision. It has been over 12 years now since the first proposal for a park was submitted to the city and still no real movement. If you ask me I say we can the Fort Collins play park, take our money back, and move it to Laporte where the city might be interested in the project.
I also heard a rumor that New Belgium was on board. not sure about that, but with their sponsorship of FibArk and seeing Oskar Blues sponsoring LOG, they should throw money behind this project. Hell, if they just set up a beer tent down there after the playpark is built that would pay for the whole project.
I heard way back that they were waiting on NISP, but what always made me wonder about that was that regardless of NISP, the town flows are so variable anyhow. It seems like the best way to make features work there is to design several features that are optimal at different flows, especially low flows, since town only stays high for a short time.
Talking to one of the Lyons locals a couple days ago though, it is amazing how they seem to be so on the ball down there, and even have a fund set up to make improvements every year.
It is crazy that we can't get this done--improving that corridor for all river users, not just kayakers, would be such a boon to the city...a no brainer!