I would like to comment on the remarks by Susan Ulery on the Oxbow Park quoted in the July 26 Herald. We have lived directly across the river from the 29th Street put-in for four years. We have never heard or observed any “mindless, crazed alcoholic partying.” What we hear is the sound of people having fun: laughter and shouts of joy. We love it. Furthermore, river sports are as important to what Durango is as mountain biking, skiing and all the other sports or our great outdoors. The city is to be congratulated for the thoughtful development of our river.