Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
RALNATIVE

Whitewater Park in Raleigh

   23 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you believe that the city should build this proposed whitewater park?

    • Yes
      15
    • No
      5
    • Undecided
      3

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

8 posts in this topic

As always, the NIMBYs are out in full force. This time to oppose the whitewater park that is proposed for the Neuse River just below Falls Lake dam. This park would provide a much needed recreational destination to the area, but some feel that the impact would be too significant on the environment.

What do YOU think? Should the city move forward with plans to build this park?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Well, sounds nice though it's not my kinda thing.

If they get some sponsorship, then I'm all for it. But money-wise, I just don't see it as a high of a priority. :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly don't know that much about it. This is the first time I'm actually hearing about it, but I'm not really willing to sacrifice our natural beauty for this project. Of course, I don't know to what extent the landscape would be changed or what effects it would have for us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly don't know that much about it. This is the first time I'm actually hearing about it, but I'm not really willing to sacrifice our natural beauty for this project. Of course, I don't know to what extent the landscape would be changed or what effects it would have for us.

Here's some information online regarding this park:

City of Raleigh Website

WRAL Article

Falls Whitewater Park

If you support the park, make sure to sign the petition on the Falls Whitewater Park website.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I put undecided simply because I don't know much about specing one of these out. I think the neighbors probably are envisioning log rides and a theme park atmosphere which it certainly is not. I am generally in favor of it and I would use it for sure. I would add that this portion of the river and its banks is long overdue for an archeological survey as numerous bridges, colonial outlaws, indian trading paths, and at least one big plantation house all existed near this spot on the river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Signatures on an online petition is just about worthless as an instrument of influence on policy makers...they are more interested in the opinions of those who either (a) feel strongly enough about it to show up at a public hearing; or even (b) actually take the time to compose a letter or email addressed to the decisionmakers.

People who decided to make one click on a website really aren't indicative of the public's opinion about such a proposal...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Charlotte builds a downtown amphitheater, so Raleigh builds a downtown amphitheater. Charlotte builds a whitewater park, so Raleigh wants to build a whitewater park. A downtown aquarium would be different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.