Bend Whitewater Park
The Bend Whitewater Park replaces the Colorado Avenue Dam to create three channels in the river to provide locals and tourists with new river recreation experiences right in the center of Bend. The project achieved its intent to balance recreation with river health by: a) removing life-threatening rock and steel pilings from the river, b) expanding river recreation opportunities with the creation of two whitewater channels (one for the expert and one for beginning river enthusiasts), and c) enhancing and protecting river health, habitat, fish, and wildlife. The project also replaced the bike/pedestrian bridge that connects McKay Park to Miller’s Landing Park on either side of the river and provides a platform for public observation of the river recreation in the Whitewater Park.
Client: City of Bend
Project Manager: Kevin Timmins
Type: Water and Natural Resources