River Run Park is finally flowing!

River Run Park in Denver was completed last spring, but it didn’t run in 2018 because it was a low water year. After a snowy winter, the South Platte was running 800 cfs the other day, so I finally went test out the new spots.

For beginner kayakers, this park would be a great place to practice skills like ferries, eddy turns, rolls, and running through small holes.

For playboating, the top hole is pretty good for all tricks, but a little bit flushy. Features 2, 3, and 4 were gentle, so they beginners would enjoy surfing and spinning in them. Feature 5, which is popular with surfers, was fast and served up great blunts. I would compare it to M Wave, but 1/3 the size. I could loop and cartwheel in the 6th feature, but it wasn’t great for kayaking.

With our high flows this season, River Run Park should be in for a while and I hope to see other front range playboaters out there!

Comments on “River Run Park is finally flowing!”

  1. Timothy Kunin
    July 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    At lower flows the second hole from the top is the best and the top hole is not surfable. It’s not possible to enter from the eddy below. The playpark starts to become somewhat worthwhile (for beginner surfing) at about 100cfs, but you need at least 250 or so to plug

  2. Mike S.
    July 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Good Job Greg!

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