A Kearney creek has the potential to be a recreational hotspot for local residents and visitors.
Best friends Alex, Sydney and Courtney embarked on an adventure you wouldn't expect to see in Nebraska.
"We love kayaking," they said.
They're not the only ones. Families, community members and outdoor enthusiasts floated down Turkey River in Kearney Monday, Sept. 17. It's a place that might someday be a whitewater park.
"I'm putting together a group here in Kearney and we're trying to promote the idea of a
whitewater park and a river trail here in Kearney," Carson Rowh, Kearney whitewater coordinator said. "Much like they've done in a lot of cities around the Midwest."
Over the past week more than 70 kayaks floated down the water.
"It was a lot of fun! It was my first time ever doing it," a young kayaker said.
"There are kids out here just this weekend in the three public floats that we've done starting at about age six, that have never paddled in their whole life have a permanent smile on their face for the rest of the day," Rowh said.
This water park would be the first of its kind in Nebraska. When complete, they will even be
able to control the intensity.
"We can decide exactly what the flow needs to be. We can make sure that the features are
They are still in the beginning stages of this park. Before they can convince the city, they need to convince the public. If you want to get involved visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacklyn-Ryan/313718528658445?ref=hl#!/KearneyWhitewater.