Why should the City build a whitewater park for only a few people?

While it is true the kayaking population of Fort Collins (or any Boulder or Lyons or Golden for that matter) is small, whitewater parks in those cities and more have proven to attract many more people than purely kayakers.

Many cities have shown that whitewater parks add to the economy. Our Information page has links to studies done on Golden and Lyons as well as the impacts of the Poudre River on Fort Collin’s economy.