WPI IMPLEMENTS INNOVATIVE TOKYO CANOE SLALOM
FACILITY DESIGN FOR EVENTS IN 2020 AND BEYOND

Whitewater Parks International (WPI) has once again been chosen for its planning, design, and consulting expertise in creating canoe slalom's highest level international sport venues - this time with the development of a whitewater center in Tokyo's Kasai Rinkai Kōen Park as one of a number of exciting new facilities being constructed for upcoming events in 2020 and beyond.

As part of a larger venue development consultancy, WPI has been working closely with Tokyo project stakeholders and the International Canoe Federation to ensure that sport technical requirements are met, while at the same time pursuing efficiencies of design that can keep costs low and provide a vibrant and lasting legacy.

The whitewater facility at Kasai Park includes an international standard Class III-IV competition channel that will also be used for commercial whitewater recreation after events in 2020. There is a warm-up / training loop that will also be well-suited for instruction and recreation in legacy. The facility is targeted for completion by summer 2019.


WPI's signature skill in finding innovative ways of taking our past award-winning venue successes and carrying them even further helped streamline initial design phases and are now keeping the project development process on track for a timely delivery.



After canoe slalom events are completed in 2020, the facility at Kasai Park will be poised to become a permanent legacy venue capable of hosting all varieties of paddling activities, including rafting, playboating, canoe polo and SUP. The park is already well established and currently provides an assortment of recreation and entertainment opportunities for a wide spectrum of visitors.

The Kasai whitewater facility will also serve as a center for experiential programs, particularly for young people. From skills instruction to sport training to simply discovering the thrill of outdoor adventure, there are many types of community-oriented attributes this venue will be able to provide along side prominent commercial programming.

WPI has introduced a number of sustainable aspects to the Kasai park project that can significantly reduce energy consumption and greatly improve the functionality and profitability of the facility in legacy. In attempting to do “more with less” we have refined pumping scenarios and enhanced channel configurations to further reduce costs and environmental impacts.

During July 2016, WPI conducted a scale modeling & testing of this innovative Kasai design.

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