Get ready, Alabama, Montgomery’s Whitewater project officially breaks ground on Thursday, June 10 at 1PM. Read on for details.
About the Project
News of the Whitewater project first hit back in March, and it’s been causing quite the stir of excitement in Montgomery and across the state. Here’s what you should know about it:
- The park will be located on 120 acres on banks of the Alabama River, adjacent to Maxwell Air Force Base and Interstate 65.
- It will include an Olympic standard recirculating whitewater course that will appeal to casual and outdoor athletes.
- It will feature retail options, restaurants, hotels, concert venues and event facilities.
- It will be within walking distance to Montgomery’s downtown area along the Alabama River.
How will this affect the state economically? According to county officials, initial construction to the park will have an economic impact of nearly $40M with ongoing operations expected to have an annual economic impact of over $35M. County officials expect over 300,000 patrons annually.
It will also include other activities such as:
- Climbing walls
- Rope courses
- Flat water activities
- Biking, running + hiking trails
The Whitewater project groundbreaking takes place Thursday, June 10 at 1PM. Attending the ceremony will be Montgomery County Commission Chairman Dean Elton, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Cooperative District Chair Leslie Sanders and other local leaders.
While the groundbreaking of the Whitewater project is exciting, the completion date is most likely what’s on your mind. So, as of now, set your sights on 2022, but we will be sure to keep you posted on what’s ahead.
You can also check out Whitewater Montgomery on Facebook for more info.