Cable park in Monroe under consideration

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Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby jeffh » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:16 pm

Saw this in the Everett Herald.

"Monroe considers wakeboard center on Lake Tye"

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201110 ... n-Lake-Tye

The city council is expected to vote on the proposed lease agreement Nov. 15.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby KiteOrDie425 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:05 pm

The final City Councel meeting is tonight in Monroe. They will decide to go ahead with the project or not.
Come to 806 West Main Street in Monroe tonight at 7:00 if you like the cable park idea and want to show support.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby jeffh » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:25 pm

Go get em Joe.

On a related note, I contacted Wild Waves in Federal Way. I had to explain what a cable park was to the person I was dealing with at first. But after that, he promised to bring it to the attention of their development team. Maybe on their Mud Lake. Maybe it is already in the works - just confidential at this stage. I have to think that their business/engineering development dept must have analyzed it.

Wild Waves seems to be the perfect place to me. They already have a water sports culture. They have lots of parking. They don't mind eyesores (often the complaint from some people about the towers). And they like to make money and always need new exciting attractions.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby DanielStoner » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:47 pm

Have you seen what that water looks like? That'd be NASTY! Also, the carp are man-eaters in there. As long as you didn't taste like dry dog food, they'd probably leave you alone. That being said, sign me up.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby RebelRyder » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:49 pm

I wonder how this can pass muster since the financial investment would be fairly great and the time-period for investment payback before any profits would be earned would be lengthy. Living very near the north end of Lake Sammamish where there are at least 100 wakeboard boats moored on the lake during the late-spring/summer/early-autumn time-frame, I rarely see anybody water skiing and/or wakeboarding when the weather is cool(er) and less sunny. There are more rowers on the lake than water skiers & wakeboarders. For smooth water boarding, there are several canal-lakes that are available in the area; albeit one has to pay significant $$ to rent available time-slots and that a boat is needed to ride on them. The park idea is great from the standpoint of not needing a boat, but I wonder how many people would frequent it so that it could stay in business ??
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby C.J. » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:10 pm

I think the majority of people who wakeboard don't have boats....even fewer have nice boats and of the one's that do, very very few get to ride features on a regular basis.

bring on the cable park. it will be a huge success!

I know I would travel from the peninsula on a regular basis to hit that shit!

Think of how many snowboarders are at Stevens/Baker/Snoqualmie/Crystal on any given snow day. that is your market right there. Those peeps need something to do during the latespring/summer/fall.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby Loki » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:57 pm

The City Council passed the measure 5-2. This means the city is open to leasing the lake to H3O, the company who would build the park. Whether the two can agree on terms or decide it's viable is another story.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby Loki » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:00 pm

Compare the cost of owning a boat versus spending $25 per session.
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby C.J. » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:40 pm

with a boat you already have to spend $25 per session just in gas ;)
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby stringy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:23 pm

pretty sweet plan. sure its not for everybody, but it will be a success.
maybe relocate it to the kiddie pool in juanita.
first stevens gets a bike park, now this cable park.
sounds like things are looking good around here.
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