Kelly’s Whitewater Park
has been recognized by many kayaking athletes as one of the
premier whitewater parks in the country. Kelly’s opened in
June 2010 and has hosted 2 National Kayak Championships and
is proud host of the 2015 Payette River Games on June 19-21, 2015. More information HERE.
Kelly’s is gaining in popularity with stand up paddle boarders and river surfers. In addition, tubers and canoeists of all ages can enjoy the whitewater features of the park.
Kelly’s is home of the first bronze statue of an American soldier that perished in Iraq, and also features a Gallery with annually changing exhibits. Visitors can comfortably stroll along the 2.5 mile river trail “The Strand”, view the action in the river from the 3.4 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds or walk across the bridge to Rock Island to relax by the river.
Kelly’s is also one of the premier sites in Valley County for trout habitat. The fishing enthusiast can be found enjoying the early morning and late summer days fishing from the banks or man-made island. Kelly's preserved this portion of the Payette River to insure the trout would continue to flourish.
Kelly’s was built in loving memory of Kelly Brennan and was funded by Mark & Kristina Pickard, in honor of Kristina’s late sister. The Park’s land was generously donated by local philanthropist Hans Borbonus and was the vision of Cascade Mayor Richard Carter and several other community leaders.