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Old 05-28-2010   #1
miami beach, Florida
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The grand opening ceremonies for Kelly’s Whitewater Park, Idaho’s first whitewater park, is scheduled for Monday June 14 at 12. 30. Kelly’s Whitewater Park is a great family places just a 1.5 hour drive north of Boise on State Hwy 55, and it’s free to the public!
Idaho Governor Butch Otter will join local dignitaries and supporters to welcome the public at the park situated on the North Fork of the Payette River, located in Cascade, ID. In addition, Nez Perce will perform a dedication ceremony for the Park. There will also be kayak exhibitions in the river and complimentary refreshments.
Kayakers, tubers, rafters, and canoeists of all ages will enjoy the park’s five in-water features which will be challenging for both beginning and advanced paddlers.
The park is also home to a 2,600 square-foot Welcome Center that is perched over the river with panoramic views of the water features and will be a major attraction all by itself. Exhibits will showcase the history of the Native Americans, settlers, ranching, railroad, mining, timber industry and the recreational background of the region in a Gallery type setting. The Welcome Center features bathrooms and changing rooms, a wood burning stone fireplace and indoor seating. The 3.4 landscaped grounds include an outdoor amphitheater.
Blues Traveler, the Grammy award winning band, will play on August 21, 2010 in Donnelly, Idaho. The concert is a fundraiser to help cover the operating costs of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks.

Kelly’s Kayak School was recently launched and will provide students in Valley County with free kayaking lessons, sponsored by Friends of Kelly’s Whitewater Park, a not for profit organization that built the park. The goal is to introduce a new sport to the youths, provide instruction in a safe environment and ultimately cultivate a future kayaking Olympian. The enrollment for the first year is 64 students.

Kelly’s Whitewater Park is expected to be open 10am – 8pm, Monday through Friday and 8am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday through September 17, 2010. KWP is located at mile marker 114.4 on Highway 55. For more information contact Wayne Brown, Kelly’s Whitewater Park Director, at 208.315.2363 or visit ~~~ KELLY'S WHITEWATER PARK ~~~

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Old 05-28-2010   #2
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Thanks for the update... we've been waiting for this for a long time!
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