Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

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Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by paddledog » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:46 am

I have spoken to the engineering company as well as the construction crew foreman,
and they are going to wait until after our Aug. 15th event to begin the tweeks to the park.
Expect the park to shut down and be closed to the public for approx. a week, with some
equipment deliveries beforehand.
I will post more as the schedule is finalized.
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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by arkansas-santa1 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:57 am

That's good news paddledog. Can you please give me the address to the SSKP? I have some folks coming from Rogers to this event. Thanks Buddy!!

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Post by panicman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:41 am

Good news, What are the tweeks going to be?

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Post by paddledog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:18 am

Sorry Santa,
I just saw your post.
I hope you are asking about the event this Sat. and not the tweeks coming afterwards.
Here is the google map to the park.
https://goo.gl/maps/P0Lsq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here is the website to the park -
http://www.siloamspringskayakpark.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here is the address - but this shows slightly north of the park -
19253 Fisher Ford Rd, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Post by Ouachitoff » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:17 am

That is good to hear! I hope they can really get those waves dialed in. Top-notch park for sure.
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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by Charles1967 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:09 pm

Steve,

What are the "tweeks" going to be? It may have been covered in the last ACC meeting, but I missed it. Are there any details at this time?

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Post by paddledog » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:57 am

There is a laundry list of things to be done.
They have been prioritized and will be completed for as far a monies will allow.
Come out Saturday and I will discuss them....
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Post by magicmike » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:16 pm

Oohhhhh! I love a good mystery, Steve. :grin: -M-
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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by Charles1967 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:16 am

:clap: :whistle:
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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by Mike_P » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:14 pm

Will the park be open this Sunday? Assume they won't start working on it until at least Monday??

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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by magicmike » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:51 pm

Mike. In order to have your questions answered, you have to show up tomorrow, give Steve the secret handshake. Answer a few riddles, do a secret dance, and then maybe get your questions answered.....maybe. Good luck! :grin:
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Post by LarryT » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:34 pm

First you have to know the secret dance and handshake!

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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by paddledog » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:11 am

Ha Ha....just saw this......
The loose schedule is to begin to bring in supplies last week of this month (Aug).
then begin the work first of next month.
The park will be closed for 7-10 days while under construction.......

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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by Charles1967 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:22 pm

I've heard rumors they are removing all those boulders and cement that is causing the water to dam up and consolidate through the few drops, and bringing in more gravel to shallow up those pools. Thank goodness, since I've noticed it's really challenging to swim there now with all that current. Last Saturday the place was a mess with boats and even though I was wearing blue jeans and a bright white t-shirt, I kept getting hit with paddles and ropes every time I tried to float through the drops with a bottle of beer. Maybe if they took out the parking lot, it would be less crowded...

:ROFL:

...seriously though. Cory is practically doing somersaults on the top wave out there after only a year. Is that not the coolest place? It'll only get better.

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Re: Improvements to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Post by Smo_Off » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:11 am

Charles1967 wrote:Cory is practically doing somersaults on the top wave out there after only a year. Is that not the coolest place? It'll only get better.

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Yea the Kayak Park is alright , I guess. I've only learned how to roll, surf, catch an eddy, peel out, ferry, and to land on my head trying to loop out there.
In all seriousness, If anyone isn't taking advantage of it while we have no rivers to run are really missing out.
I look forward to the improvements but there is much more out there than learning a "Front Surf".
My Favorite River is the one that I'm paddling.

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