Renaissance on the River at Clear Creek

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From the (Dennis Pleuss):

Welcome to the Renaissance on the River at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park, more affectionately known as the Golden Playpark by those who frequent the waters. [Jessica] Vose was just one of many people who have taken advantage of the free instruction offered by Denver-based Renaissance Adventure Guides every Wednesday evening, where everyone from beginners to regulars take to the water for a little relaxation and some thrills. The only cost is a $10 charge for those who need to rent equipment…

The Clear Creek Whitewater Park is one of the most popular places in the area, if not the state, to kayak. Dedicated in 1998, the 800-foot course is divided into sections and runs from the Clear Creek RV Park to Lions Park to Golden City Hall to Golden Feed and wraps up at Vanover Park. The City of Golden continues to make improvements to the course, and in 2002 added six more drop structures. That makes the Playpark a golden place to kayak, whether you’re interested in river running or playboating in the various drops and pools…

Renaissance Adventure Guides also offers instruction with pool sessions at the Golden Community Center, teaches weekend classes at Chatfield Reservoir and also takes kayakers on weekend trips to Glenwood Springs. The Renaissance on the River at Clear Creek is in its fourth year, and RAG does the free nights every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. from April to September, provided the water levels are running high enough.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here.

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