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Press Release, August 8, 2016

Press Release_26th Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race

Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race Facts:

    • Second largest event in Idaho Falls, just behind the Independence Day celebration.
    • Over 26 years, the Duck Race has generated approximately $3 million – funds used
      for River Walk improvements and expansion.
    • City of Idaho Falls leveraged the money raised to get additional grant funding.

River Walk Projects:

Proceeds for the next three Duck Races (2016-2018) will go toward the city’s newest park – Heritage Park – located at the south side of Snake River Landing and across from Ryder Park.

    • Over 7 miles of multi-use paths on both sides of the river
    • Taylor toll bridge replica (located by Keybank on Broadway)
    • Multi-use path underpass (railroad)
    • Trapper statue on B Street & Memorial Drive
    • Japanese Friendship Garden (Sportsman’s Park) renovation
    • Restroom facilities at Memorial Drive & D Street
    • Signage along the River Walk and information kiosk on east side of the river
    • Jensen overlook at Broadway by the bridge
    • Walking paths over the river on Hwy 20 overpass o
    • Movable bridge under Hwy 20 on River Walk
    • Development of Ryder Park area
    • Development of three time award-winning River Gardens at Taylor’s Crossing, just north of the Pancheri Bridge

For additional information:
Rotary Club of Idaho Falls Kerry Hammon
Public Relations Chair Cell: (208) 521-9207