I dont know if you read the previous post but I'm one of those college kids. And "NO" the town is not using us to design the drops. It's merely a school project. The town will of course review the design but in the end I believe a qualified team of engineers will be doing the final design. Hopefully Lacy. And for good reason to. I am the only avid kayaker on my team and these people have no clue what it takes to make a good drop. None of them a have even been to a kayak park. They are way more focused on getting this thing finished and a grade put on it than designing a good drop. I mean my team is starting to dislike me because I am trying to push for a better design, and by doing that I am making the project harder and more complicated for them.brandonschmit said:Apologies up front if the previous post has been misread. Are there really plans to use a college class to engineer the drops? Not to rag on a class project, but wouldn't it be better to actually use the people that design these parks for a living? Lacy, Shipley, et al. only seem to get it right 1/4 of the time as it is. It would stink to invest all that time, money, and planning and have nothing to show for it. It's the responsibility of the boaters to keep the city planners on track. They may not understand the "art" that goes into making these riverbed modifications work. Just my 0.02.
GH your exactly right; the city needs to be shown how attractive a park can be. Since the town wants this to be a park for all skill levels I thought we should use golden as a model for the 2 drops that are going to be put in place. But Craig Foreman the City Planner has said outright that they do not wish this park to be like that of Golden's and Golden is to advanced. How can golden be too advanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would think golden is a place for all levels. Arrgh.gh said:I think it took years of work for the Pueblo crew to make their park happen. The city council has to be shown how beautiful the park can be and what a draw it is. Salida and Pueblo are the models from what I have seen. Can you do a presentation showing Salida on a June day with the kids on their bikes and people paddling? If they could see that part, they might change their mind.