From the North Forty News (Cherry Sokoloski):
[Mandy Kotzman of LaPorte] is actively working on the creation of a whitewater park at Lions Park in LaPorte. The park could be a playground for folks with kayaks, rafts, canoes and even surfboards. It could also be home to a healthy population of trout, Kotzman said. “There’s no reason we can’t create something that will work for both,” she said. If more pools are created in the river, Kotzman noted, more fish might survive over the winter.
Kotzman has received 106 letters of support for the project, as well as offers of funding and labor. “I’ve been blown away” by enthusiasm for the water park, she said. The principal of Cache La Poudre Middle School wrote a letter of support, and she has received positive feedback from the three private property owners who would be directly impacted.