Cable Parks 2011: KC Watersports

Already one of the best cable parks in America, KC Watersports is set for even bigger and better things in 2011. A new ownership group that includes Liquid Force founder Tony Finn, San Diego entrepreneur and wakesurf addict Marco Thompson, Shelly Brown and owner/operator Sean Hollonbeck have instituted a slate of improvements this year, including reconditioned and enhanced structures and an upgraded pro shop with all-new Liquid Force, Sanuk and GoPro gear. KC Watersports also has an expanded beach area and a wider variety of grub at the on-site snack shack. "We are continuing the great traditions of one of the pioneers in cables, Mike Olson, while improving the park at the same time," Hollonbeck says. "Come out and ride."

Camp Fooshee

2010’s Best Wake Park Rider Tom Fooshee will host a camp on Aug. 1-5, the day before the final stop of Liquid Force’s 2011 Free for All tour, at KC Watersports. At Camp Fooshee, beginner sessions are structured to get new riders comfortable with a slower speed. Advanced riders can learn as much as they want with several rails, kickers and ramps.

The setup KC

Watersports’ 7.5-acre man-made lake is lined by a five-tower Rixen cable system and decked out by a wide range of obstacles, including the new Sanuk booter and GoPro fun box. In fact, there’s a structure for every level of rider to hit.

Events for everyone

KC Watersports has a great tradition of ride nights, from the season-opening Fools Fest to the pro-and-Joe format of Relentless Weekend as well as Ladies Night, Student Night and Beginners Night. No matter who you are, KC Watersports has an event for you.

KC Watersports

Phone: 913-783-4301

Rates: $20 to $39 (one hour to all day)