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Glenwood whitewater park moving forward and seeking donations

Glenwood Springs ” The Whitewater Park Committee is now accepting donations to construct a whitewater park at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.

The committee, initially a steering group set up through the city of Glenwood Springs, lost the park’s initial funding source when residents rejected the city’s plan to use Certificates of Participation (COPs) to fund a golf course, pool and the whitewater park.

The committee is now taking a different approach by redefining their goals and mission statement. “We are creating a tax deductible foundation to facilitate long-term commitment to recreational opportunities that can be brought to this community,” said Joe Mollica, chair of the committee.

In addition to individual donations, the committee is looking at corporate sponsors, matching grants through Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the city of Glenwood Springs as well as fund-raising events at kayak and whitewater events throughout the state.

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In order to complete the initial project’s three phases, the committee will need to raise approximately $1.2 million.

“We can build 1-2 features next spring by raising $100,000 to $200,000 in addition to the in-kind donations we have already received,” said Joe Mollica. “Our goal is to get a few features built so people can see immediate economic benefit to Glenwood Springs.”

Donations can be made to the Glenwood Whitewater Park in care of the Glenwood Springs Chamber and dropped off at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, any Alpine Bank or mailed to PMB #345, 1338 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

For more information on the Whitewater Park Committee or fund-raising efforts, contact Lori Hogan at 945-6589 or e-mail lori@glenwoodchamber.com.


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