Press Release, August 8, 2016
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