Work begins on part two of Glenwood whitewater park |

Work begins on part two of Glenwood whitewater park

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Work on riverbank improvements at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park began this week.

The project, which will cost $414,671, will transform the rocky and rugged riverbanks into more of a park-like setting to accommodate spectators.

The second phase of the Whitewater Park project will include development of a park and several amenities designed to make the viewing experience more comfortable. And the improvements are also designed to make the park more easily accessible for kayakers, as well.

Improvements on the north and south side of the Colorado River will include observation bleachers and decks for spectators. Additions will also include specified take outs – to provide an easier exits for paddlers – west of the bridge, and on both the north and south side of the river as well.

Gould Construction was awarded the contract, and the project is expected to continue through the winter months, with a tentative completion date in May 2010.

Parks and Recreation Director Tom Barnes said that traffic delays were not expected, but did caution drivers to be aware of construction vehicles while traveling through the West Glenwood roundabouts through the winter months, especially between the weekday hours between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Access to the water park will be limited during construction, and vehicles are encouraged to use parking available along Gilstrap Road to avoid construction conflicts.

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