Mad River Whitewater Park

Client Objective

The client wanted to stabilize a key City of Dayton underwater water main crossing, stabilize the river banks, and remove invasive species, while providing a play spot for a growing local whitewater community.

Active Strategies Process

Over the course of almost six years of planning, designing, permits and fund raising the Mad River project was opened in 2013. 

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Outcome

The project served as a pilot river project which gave the community confidence that a larger river feature in downtown Dayton could be accomplished. That project, the RiverScape River Run, would improve river health, remove a dangerous low dam and improve downstream navigation.

Photo courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks

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Case StudyJames Harper