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Calling all Canoers and Whitewater Enthusiasts!

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Calling all canoers and whitewater enthusiasts! There's a new park in town, and the city of Siloam Springs wants you to check it out.
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Calling all canoers and whitewater enthusiasts! There's a new park in town, and the city of Siloam Springs wants you to check it out. The best part is it's free to everyone this summer.

The $2 million Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park is the city's newest attraction, thanks to help from the Walton Family Foundation. Set up along the Illinois River, the park features family-friendly water, along with a section of engineered river for skilled kayakers and canoers, as well as beginners.

"This park is an established whitewater, paddling park," says Arkansas Canoe Club Member and park liason, Steve Runnels. "They've taken a natural feature that was already here on the river and enhanced it with stone and concrete and made it into a much more friendly but challenging white water spot."

Visitors can also check out the park's 'climbing boulder,' picnic area, walking trails, and even a rain garden. The park opens on June 28th. For more information, click here.
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