On various occassions I’ve rattled on about the prospects of using the river as a catalyst for downtown redevelopment and I’m pleased to report that after enough talk there’s actually going to be some action. Thanks to Main Street Kent and City Parks and Rec, a river expert will be in Kent next Wednesday to investigate the river and to meet with community stakeholders in the evening for further discussion. So consider this your invitation to be a part of the community meeting beginning at 7 pm on Wednesday, July 25th at the Kent Stage.
Here’s the link to the 2007 White Water Park Conference in Maryland that includes the presentations made about white water park issues from around the country.
And lastly, here’s the Main Street Press Release about the meeting this week:
Main Street Kent in partnership with the City of Kent and the Parks & Recreation Department contracted with a Whitewater consultant to evaluate the section of the river in our downtown for recreational purposes.
Mike Harvey of Recreational Engineering and Planning (RFP) will be in town next Wednesday, July 25th. He will be viewing sections of the river during the day and that evening at 7:00 p.m. he will present his initial findings in a public meeting at the Kent Stage (corner of East Main and South Depeyster) in downtown Kent.
You are all invited to attend. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kent Stage.