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Old 03-24-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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Wonder if any movement has been happening with this behind the scenes?
are you kidding me I was just thinking about this project today while driving on the interstate. I saw a billboard for White Water in charlotte and It reminded me of this project annouced for columbia some time ago. I was literally about to go on here just now and ask the same question about whats up with this idea and is it still happening.

I guess we must of somehow read each others minds :P
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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are you kidding me I was just thinking about this project today while driving on the interstate. I saw a billboard for White Water in charlotte and It reminded me of this project annouced for columbia some time ago. I was literally about to go on here just now and ask the same question about whats up with this idea and is it still happening.

I guess we must of somehow read each others minds :P
I was just in Finlay yesterday before the 2 NCAA tourney games, and while it could use a renovation/makeover, I just find it hard to imagine a whitewater facility/thingamabob in that space, unless you use up a bunch of the open flat fields?

Don't get my wrong, I love progress and new stuff, but maybe if the Post Office was moved and they used that space for new open fields and the current space for a whitewater related thing. I can maybe see them updating/upgrading the various waterfall features in the park, maybe that's what they were envisioning or thinking with the collaboration?
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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I was just in Finlay yesterday before the 2 NCAA tourney games, and while it could use a renovation/makeover, I just find it hard to imagine a whitewater facility/thingamabob in that space, unless you use up a bunch of the open flat fields?

Don't get my wrong, I love progress and new stuff, but maybe if the Post Office was moved and they used that space for new open fields and the current space for a whitewater related thing. I can maybe see them updating/upgrading the various waterfall features in the park, maybe that's what they were envisioning or thinking with the collaboration?
I think we established that the Post Office isn't moving (sadly), so they must be working within the current footprint.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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I was just in Finlay yesterday before the 2 NCAA tourney games, and while it could use a renovation/makeover, I just find it hard to imagine a whitewater facility/thingamabob in that space, unless you use up a bunch of the open flat fields?

Don't get my wrong, I love progress and new stuff, but maybe if the Post Office was moved and they used that space for new open fields and the current space for a whitewater related thing. I can maybe see them updating/upgrading the various waterfall features in the park, maybe that's what they were envisioning or thinking with the collaboration?
From the article about this in The State:

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin noted that while “the space doesn’t allow for whitewater” activities at the downtown park, rock climbing is one of the more popular activities at the Charlotte park.
I wonder if something like the Outdoor Zone at James Island County Park is what the Whitewater Center has in mind.

Either way, more recreational uses at Finlay Park would coincide nicely with the new REI store coming to Columbia Common. It would also be an opportunity to better promote Columbia as a center of urban recreation (which has so far been a missed opportunity IMO).
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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From the article about this in The State:



I wonder if something like the Outdoor Zone at James Island County Park is what the Whitewater Center has in mind.

Either way, more recreational uses at Finlay Park would coincide nicely with the new REI store coming to Columbia Common. It would also be an opportunity to better promote Columbia as a center of urban recreation (which has so far been a missed opportunity IMO).
Don't forget a zip line over the congaree river !!
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:02 AM
 
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Don't forget a zip line over the congaree river !!
Doesn’t the zoo already have that?
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Doesn’t the zoo already have that?
It does.
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Old 03-26-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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It does.


Really? wow.. I admit that I haven't been there in a while.. I always thought one over the Congaree with the City in the background would be exciting especially if connected to some of the nearby attractions like the canal, state museum and related riverfront attractions not connect with the zoo.. But, its good that we have one.. I have to check it out...
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The Riverbanks zip line crosses the Saluda River.
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