Montgomery Whitewater’s grand opening set for Friday

Published: Jul. 4, 2023 at 7:09 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2023 at 2:55 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The long-awaited grand opening for Montgomery’s multi-million dollar whitewater park has arrived with Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

The 120-acre, state-of-the-art outdoor adventure center is holding a grand opening festival from July 7-9, which includes whitewater rafting and kayaking, a 5K fun run, a national kayaking competition, live music performances and more.

An official ribbon cutting was held at 9 a.m. Watch the ceremony in the video below.

Montgomery Whitewater ribbon cutting

LIVE: Watch the ribbon cutting for Montgomery Whitewater.

Posted by WSFA-TV on Friday, July 7, 2023

WSFA 12 News will be LIVE on grand opening day to bring you all the sights and sounds from the event.

“Montgomery Whitewater is immensely grateful for the support of our area business and elected leadership,” said Montgomery Whitewater Chief Executive Officer Dave Hepp. “We are honored to join this community and look forward to welcoming their employees and playing an important role in their recruiting and retention strategy.”

Montgomery Whitewater’s grand opening events sponsored by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama are free to attend, but whitewater activities must be purchased online in advance or in person at the park. A $10 event parking fee will be in effect from 3:30 p.m. on Friday until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For a complete schedule of grand opening events and daily water activity departures or to learn more about Montgomery Whitewater, CLICK HERE.

The city will not operate the park, rather that will be handled by Southern Whitewater Development Group. The project was designed by S2O Design and Engineering, based out of Colorado.

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