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Big Arkansas River Closed to Recreation

Contact: Troy Houtman, Director of Park & Recreation |

The Arkansas River will be closed for all recreational activity from October 10th to October 17th due to the weather.

The Department of Park & Recreation has been charged with determining appropriate times to close the Arkansas River to increase public safety for all user groups. As the Department wants all users to enjoy the City's available amenities safely, the Big Arkansas River will be temporarily closed to all recreational activity. This includes, but is not limited to, swimming, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The river will be closed until the flow rate has lessened and the river's banks are no longer overflowing.



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