Last week, the DJC held its 21st annual TopProjects awards to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding building and construction projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Two GreenWorks projects were honored: Portland – Milwaukie Light Rail East Segment won first place in the Transportation Category and Bend Whitewater Park (Colorado Paddle Trail) took second place in the Infrastructure Category.
These recent photos of the Whitewater Park show the new safe passage over the existing dam for many types of river users, including inflatable crafts and hardshell boats like kayaks and canoes. The park is made up of three distinctly different channels:
- the Passageway for people floating on the river with inner tubes;
- the Whitewater channel which offers whitewater wave features for whitewater recreation enthusiast;
- and the Nature Habitat channel, which is a special channel reserved for habitat.
Check out the City of Bend’s website for more on this exciting new park: http://bendparksandrec.org/bend-whitewater-park/