10th Annual South Platte River Clean-up
→DATE: April 25th (Saturday)
→HOURS: Registration starts at 10am / On The Water from 11am – 3pm / After Party from 4pm – 7pm at Denver Beer Co.
→ABOUT: For the past several years, over 200 rafters, kayakers, cyclists and pedestrians have come together and successfully removed over 2 TONS of garbage from Denver’s South Platte River corridor. This year, Colorado Whitewater, in partnership with American Whitewater, Down River Equipment, and Confluence Kayaks is presenting the 10th annual South Platte River Clean-up, and we need your help to make it the MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR YET!
This is an all volunteer event to pick up trash along the South Platte River. This year, we will be splitting the clean-up into two sections to cover over 10 miles of the South Platte river as it flows through the City. Participants will have the option of choosing which section they would like to cover. Rafters should choose section one for easier put-in and take out.
Section 1: Starting from Centennial Park, near the Union Ave ballfields (just East of Federal & West of Santa Fe on Union Ave.) paddlers will float to Grant Frontier Park, where restrooms, a dumpster, and shuttle drivers will be staged.
Registration / Put-In (Starting at 10 am): Section 1 will start at Centennial Park, near the Union Ave ballfields (just East of Federal & West of Santa Fe on Union Ave.)
Take-out: Grant Frontier Park is located just south of Evans on South Platte River Drive East (2190 S Platte River Dr, Denver, CO, 80223)
Section 2: Starting near Platte River Drive and Alameda Ave, paddlers will cover the next 5 miles of the river and bike path finishing at Fishback Park (818 Water St, Denver, CO 80211) or further downstream at City of Cuernavaca Park. There’s no available parking at Fishback Park, but there is overflow parking in the area between the Aquarium and REI. City of Cuernavaca Park Downtown, where there is ample parking (even for trailers), is an alternate take-out that allows for a run through Confluence Park on the South Platte. This put-in is not appropriate for oar rigs or large rafts, boats will need to be carried acosss the road and down the bike path a short distance to reach the water.
Registration / Put-In (Starting at 10 am): Section 2 parking and registration will be on the SW corner of Alameda and Platte river Dr. at Western Pacific Building products. Look for the Confluence Kayaks Tent
Take-out: Fishback Park (818 Water St, Denver, CO 80211) or further downstream at City of Cuernavaca Park.
This year, we have a private room reserved for all participants at the Denver Beer Company from 4-7pm. Local food trucks will be on site while we swap stories from the day, and refuel after a great day giving back to the river.
Shuttles will be available at each of the Event Take-outs (Grant Frontier and Cuernavaca Parks).
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP: Of the Registration / Put-In and Take-out locations, as well as the location of the After Party.
General: Nathan Fey #303-859-8601
Rafters: Down River Equipment #303-467-9489
Kayakers: Confluence Kayaks #303-433-3676
Spring Paddle Swap April 11-12, 2015
Buy/ Sell: Kayaks, SUP Boards,
Gear & More
Bring us your high quality used gear and we will turn it into cash! Or come and browse the pre-owned bargains and find the best deals. This is the paddlesports swap that you do not want to miss. We'll have used gear from our rental fleet, and amazing deals on lots of brand new stuff. Read on for the details and fine print.
We'll have the grill goin' and libations flowin' as we kick off another great paddling season. Join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary. SPIN the "wheel of misfortune" for your chance to win great prizes or disastrous consequences. There's so much to see at our swap, you'll want to make a day of it, so bring your paddling gear and get a few strokes in while you are here!
ON Saturday The swap hours are 10am - 6pm, with an after swap party in the evening with live music by Ignatious Reilly! Stick around for the show, We'll be back on Sunday from 11am-4pm
Spring paddle swap details for sellers:
1) This is a consignment sale with reduced commissions during the weekend of the swap. We pay 90% of your sales price in STORE CREDIT, or 80% if you choose payment by check. Checks will be available no later than Friday April 17th.
2) Only high quality used equipment in good working order will be accepted for the swap. Minimum sales price for any item is $20. Older Kayaks or boats not fit for sale will be offered a recycling credit of $50 towards any new boat.
3) Swap items should be dropped off by 7pm on Friday April 10th. Late items may be accepted based on staff availability Saturday morning.
4) You do not need to be present to sell your item, but you are welcome to hang out all day.
5) Swap/ sale hours are 10-6pm Saturday April 5th, and 11-5 Sunday April 6th
6) Unsold items should be picked up by Monday, April 13th. Or they may be considered abandoned. Please communicate with us if you will have a problem picking up your unsold gear.