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Grants Being Secured To Study Proposed Water Park At Canal Place

August 13th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Grant funds have been and are being secured for an implementation study for the proposed Water Park at Canal Place project- and optimism continues to rise as public support grows. Located on the North Branch of the Potomac River, the river park would run from a planned access point adjacent to the YMCA on Kelly Road to below Canal Place at Elizabeth Street in South Cumberland. The park will include a whitewater attraction for kayak and canoe travel, along with trail connections, a spectator area and scenic overlook.  Dee Dee Ritchie, Canal Place executive director, spearheaded the effort to revitalize the project which actually was first discussed a decade ago. She provided an overview during the most recent meeting of the Downtown Development Commission and said the project would lead to a major economic boost for the region…


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