Põlva municipality council decided to direct the investment support provided by the state to the local reservoir to build a water board park. It brings hope to the council that it will help to recover the economy of the small town that was caused by the lockdown.
The deputy municipality mayor of Põlva Martti Rõigas (Reform Party) told "Aktuaalne kaamera" on Sunday the state has allocated €70 million local governments and Põlva has its received a share to support investments.
"The condition was the money was for new investments only. The purpose of this is to revive the economy and the council thinks the wakeboard-park is going to fulfill this," said Rõigas.
The implementers of the wakeboard-park idea think the park in Southern Estonia would be a unique attraction to tourists. Martin Laurits, executive director of WakeStation, said the Põlva reservoir is the most suitable place to build the park.
"We have visited the site where the water park should be built, and we do not see any problems why it should not be built there. As a tourist attraction, it also adds more value to the park itself. It has a positive effect on the tourism sector, it helps to create new jobs as well," Laurits said.
The length of the water board line is planned to be approximately 600 meters long. Up to seven people can use it at the same time.
Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein