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Intro


The Rise of Franklin Falls

New England's Community Whitewater & Outdoor Park

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Intro


The Rise of Franklin Falls

New England's Community Whitewater & Outdoor Park

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Project Economics


This project will contribute $6.83 million in new visitor spending in the Lakes Region, with an associated indirect & induced spending of $4.68 million.

Franklin's Outdoor Activities & Economic Impact

Project Economics


This project will contribute $6.83 million in new visitor spending in the Lakes Region, with an associated indirect & induced spending of $4.68 million.

Franklin's Outdoor Activities & Economic Impact

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Identity


"Hidden value and markets will be released in places that did not previously exist or were only partially realized. Redefining the identity and image of Franklin Falls will effectively “remap” our forgotten and ignored downtown in new ways that promote resiliency, increased residency, visitors, workers, and spaces for people to gather and enjoy recreational activities."

Todd Workman, PermaCityLife

Identity


"Hidden value and markets will be released in places that did not previously exist or were only partially realized. Redefining the identity and image of Franklin Falls will effectively “remap” our forgotten and ignored downtown in new ways that promote resiliency, increased residency, visitors, workers, and spaces for people to gather and enjoy recreational activities."

Todd Workman, PermaCityLife

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Experience


"The whitewater park is extremely important, it is probably the most important piece of this whole development project. It will be the economic driver of downtown."

Mike Mullavey, former Finance Executive & 5th Generation Franklin Resident

 

 

Experience


"The whitewater park is extremely important, it is probably the most important piece of this whole development project. It will be the economic driver of downtown."

Mike Mullavey, former Finance Executive & 5th Generation Franklin Resident

 

 

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Socially


"I think it sounds like an extremely exciting opportunity for the community of Franklin and the closest surrounding communities. I think that the sports that you are looking at with whitewater and putting a pump track are going to draw the most vulnerable of our community members, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. And hopefully give them the drive to get involved and have some peer relationships that are healthy while being outside and active."

Interviewed Mother at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, NH

Socially


"I think it sounds like an extremely exciting opportunity for the community of Franklin and the closest surrounding communities. I think that the sports that you are looking at with whitewater and putting a pump track are going to draw the most vulnerable of our community members, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. And hopefully give them the drive to get involved and have some peer relationships that are healthy while being outside and active."

Interviewed Mother at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, NH

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Summary


“...It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”

M. Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Summary


“...It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”

M. Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

 

Franklin is faced with a challenging set of existing conditions, such as being the smallest and poorest city in the state with the lowest level of higher education, 2nd highest concentration of lead paint, and a bit of a stigma.

The decision to make Mill City Park at Franklin Falls the cornerstone of our resurgence is logical. It is consistent with our motto as being “The Three Rivers City." The rivers got us here with the factories and mill buildings and now we turn to them once again for our rebirth.

Media courtesy of Chris Kontoes.