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October 8, 2018

Longmont officials, kayaking enthusiasts eager for opening of nature area

Dickens Farm will provide first-of-its-kind access to St. Vrain River in the city, feature water park

By Sam Lounsberry

Staff Writer

Anticipation more than 15 years in the making will give way to adrenaline come spring when a new water park meant for kayaking and tubing opens at Dickens Farm Nature Area.

The new 52-acre nature area also will bring Longmont its first true access point to the St. Vrain River from a public park or open space.

"I find that exciting. People like to touch the water, play and fish in the water," Longmont Senior Project Manager Steve Ransweiler said. "I think the other areas we've developed along th...

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