The Municipality of Hardenberg
Park Engineers: Royal Haskoning DHV
What we did:
- Design Advice
- RapidBloc Supply
- Unistrut Supply
“Thanks a lot for designing the course; it is a good slalom course.”
— Maarten Holdrinet, Kanoslalom Netherlands
Hardenberg is a small channel but is of great significance in the area around north of the Netherlands. The channel flows by gravity around a weir structure on the River Vecht within a secondary channel located in Battle Park right in the centre of Hardenberg and is the first such channel in the the Netherlands. Despite a limiting flow of only 2 to 4 cumecs the RapidBlocs work well to ensure depth and good eddy’s at the channel widening locations. The course has a drop of less than 1.5m across its 140m length.
The course is popular with the local club and visitors alike and provides whitewater skills training, slalom training and great fun in an area that is completely devoid of any natural whitewater.