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Trinity Whitewater

Schrickel, Rollins
and Assoc.
Arlington, Texas

Recreation
Engineering and
Planning
Boulder, CO

Briefing

Purpose of Briefing
Inform the committee the benefits of
constructing an In-Channel Standing Wave
Structure and Whitewater Park.

Our objective is not only to


improve the streambed for
whitewater boating but to reintegrate river corridors into
communities. Our parks are
not just Whitewater Parks, but
Community parks.

Each park is designed to mesh


with its surroundings; inviting the
community to its banks with
native stone terraces, landscaping,
re-vegetation, and enhancing as
well as creating access points.

These parks affect their communities in many ways. Recent


studies show that our parks have had millions of dollars of
impact every year in the communities in which they reside. In
addition these parks have become the showcase summer
attraction for cities like Reno, Nevada and Vail, Colorado.

Examples:
Golden, $1.7 to $2
million per year in
economic impact
Vail and Breckenridge,
over $1 million per year
each
Reno, over a $1 million in
free advertising in its first
half year

Structures placed in a whitewater river


are designed to survive in one of the
most demanding environments
anywhere. These structures must be
designed to withstand tremendous forces,
erosion, scour, and floods. They must
also be designed to function as a
recreational amenity at all flows while:
Not affecting the floodplain
Not affecting the rivers sediment
transport systems
Not inhibiting native species fish
migration

Structural
Made with large
grouted rock
Anchored below scour
depth or into bedrock
Stresses transferred
into the bed and banks
of the river

Flood

Flood
HEC-Ras flood
modeling
capabilities
Numerous
previous physical
examples in
operation today
Very accurate
analytical models
for flood
performance

Flood

Fish Habitat
Designed several
fish passage
structures
Worked with fish
biologists to tailor
designs for specific
species
Studies have
shown increased
fish populations in
parks

Trinity River Project

In-Channel Standing Wave


Structure at Moore Park

In-Channel Structure

Benefits of In-Channel Wave


Natural Recreational Attraction within the
Trinity Corridor
Facility to host freestyle kayaking and
instructional kayaking
Inexpensive to construct with no
maintenance or operating costs
Enhanced in-channel fish and aquatic
habitat
Free and open to all users 24 hours a day.

Costs

Whitewater Park at Continental

Whitewater Park

Whitewater Park Features

Top and bottom ponds


Pump house
Channels
Facilities

Competition Channel

Benefits of Competition
Channel
Facility capable of hosting Olympic and World Cup
Competitions
Dynamic whitewater in a stunning facility right in the
center of Dallas
World-Class rafting on a daily basis
Showcase facility that markets Dallas as a healthy, active,
outdoor and environmentally conscious community
Puts the City of Dallas alongside other Olympic Venues
such as Athens, Barcelona, Sydney and Munich

Play Channel

Benefits of the Play


Channel
Community based facility that allows for innertubing, instructional kayaking, beginning rafting,
wading and water play
Increased capacity for commercial rafting and
inflatable traffic
Pool and drop characteristics that allow for easier
recovery and recirculation back to the drops for
extended use sessions
Facility that is conducive to youth groups and
clubs

Run-Off Water Channel

Benefits of Run-Off Water


Channel
Provides lakes tour with Trinity River
Slow float for inflatable and open canoe through
wetland
Floating interpretive trail to educate Dallas and
illustrate Trinity Ecosystem
Provides vent for constant water treatment flows
through the system

Costs

Summary of Action
Approval and support of White Water Park
venues within the Trinity River Corridor
Master Plan.

Schrickel, Rollins and Assoc., Inc


Recreation Engineering and
Planning
Contact us for specific info at:
www.wwparks.com
485 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO.
80302
(303) 545-5883