admin by Team Wayblaze | 21 Sep 2016
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Culture & Creativity,Green Streets & Public Spaces

Create a huge water slide on a sloping downtown street

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Who says community projects can’t be just plain fun? This project idea is to copy a successful crowdfunding project in the UK where a downtown street was converted into a huge water slide. This project will need the approval of your local municipal government to close a particular street and will likely cost about $10,000, which includes money for materials, street safety, and insurance.

As a alternative to developing the slide on your own, you could simply partner with Slide the Side, an organization in Florida that already has all the slides and logistics worked out: https://www.slidethecity.com

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Vaalea Darkke
Vaalea Darkke on 29th Sep 2016

Could we not just organize to bring https://www.slidethecity.com/ to Victoria? They were trying to bring it to Ottawa. There is a Canadian one.. http://www.theurbanslide.ca/ … they charge to cover costs.
Is this the one you were talking about? http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/uk-city-converts-a-street-into-a-300-foot-water-slide “Of the nearly 100,000 people who entered a lottery for a ticket to ride down the slide, only 360 won”