October 27, 2017




Port Jervis hopes to get federal approval for whitewater park next spring

PORT JERVIS – The Port Jervis Community Development Agency is in the final process of filing permits with the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a whitewater park in the Delaware River.

Community Development Director Valerie Maginsky anticipates federal approvals next spring at which time the city will start applying for grants to cover the $2.4 million cost of creating the in-water portion of the park.

“There are grant applications that I am going to be preparing for this spring and summer, in particular, the New York State Consolidated Funding Application, as well as reaching out to state and federal agencies and we will be contacting the Orange County IDA, etcetera; there are a number of sources that are waiting in the wings,” she said.

Maginsky said the city owns 40 acres of land adjacent to Riverfront Park, which could be developed in the future to complement the whitewater facilities.

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