News and Events

 Economic Stimulus Meeting

Date: March 16, 2013
Time:  1:00 pm
Location:  American Legion Hall - Cascade, ID

There will be an Economic Stimulus Meeting sponsored by Kelly’s Whitewater Park on March 16, 2013 at 1:00pm at the American Legion Hall located at 105 Mill Street in Cascade.

The University of Idaho recently released a report entitled “2011 Economic Impact of Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho”. They concluded the following:

• Kelly’s economic impact on Valley County in 2011 was approximately $600,000 and provided 7.5 seasonal jobs.
• Kelly’s attracted over 40,000 visitors, 15,000 of whom were first time visitors to Valley County.

Kelly’s is turning Cascade into a more competitive destination by adding an amenity to Valley County. Over time, Kelly’s will naturally attract more and more tourists to Valley County. As U I points out in their study, Kelly’s is creating “spending potential” for the community by bringing in tourists who could have chosen another destination or just passed through to other points of interest. The economic stimulus key is converting these opportunities in to realities. By giving tourists and visitors reasons to spend money in Cascade is good for Cascade and good for the county, and the State of Idaho, as a whole.

The Board of Kelly’s will be hosting the Economic Stimulus Meeting to discuss as a community how to create more economic opportunities in Valley County and therefore create more jobs and prosperity. In addition to the Board members, there will be a guest speaker. Your participation by attending our discussion would be greatly appreciated by the Board of Kelly’s and all residents of Valley County.
Download the University of Idaho's report in PDF here.

 2012 Ford USACK Championship Schedule of Events

Dates: July 6th, 7th & 8th, 2012

USAFK Logo Download, view, and/or print the  2012 Ford Freestyle Kayak National Championship Schedule of Events
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 Concert Update

Dates: July 7th, 2012

Saturday night, after the competition - Muzzie & Billy Braun will playing at KWP with a fireworks display afterwards.
Admission:  FREE

 2012 National Championships Trophies Preview

Dates: July 7th-8th, 2012

Here's a look at the what the trophies for the 2012 KWP Nationals event will look like!  They're made by "Telly" Miller at Miller Metal Works.

KWP Nationals Trophy

2012 National Championships

Dates: July 7th-8th, 2012

Classes: This is a stand alone nationals and separate from the point series. National Champions will be crowned in the following classes:
K1M Pro, K1W Pro, K1M Open, K1W Open, K1M Jr, K1W Jr, C1, OC1, and Cadet
Community Service: Local Food Drive- bring your donated items to registration for your free bag of swag!

Registration: through morning of July 6 , 2012
Activities: Free concerts on site over the festival weekend. Bands TBA.
Awards: Prizes & Purse Total $15,500


A Moving Memory: Boise Soldier's Memorial Travels to Cascade

BOISE -- On Tuesday, a bronze statue honoring a 19-year-old Idaho soldier who was killed in Iraq four years ago made the journey from Salt Lake City, Utah where it was made, to Cascade, where it will be displayed forever. MORE

Veterans Memorial Statue Unveiled in Cascade

CASCADE -- It was an emotional day in Cascade on Saturday as an Idaho soldier who gave his life in the defense of his country was remembered and all veterans were honored with the dedication of a memorial statue. MORE

Kayaking Championships bring thousands to Cascade

CASCADE -- Some of the best kayakers in the nation were in Cascade this weekend for the Ford National Freestyle Championships.
Kelly's Whitewater Park opened just last year, and already it's hosted a national championship event. MORE