Lyons, CO, February 5, 2020 – S2O Design and Engineering, the world’s leading whitewater park design and river engineering firm, has launched a new website to offer visitors richer insight into the world of whitewater park design and the company’s leadership role in this rapidly growing industry.

The revamped website — — provides improved functionality and enhanced content showcasing the firm’s ongoing evolution, growth, and momentum in engineering, designing and building community-focused river parks.

“We’re proud to launch this new website as a representation of our extensive experience and expertise, as well as our impactful work in communities across the world,” said S2O Design founder and president Scott Shipley, a 3-time Olympian and 3-time World Cup whitewater kayak champion. “Our new website provides current and prospective clients with a better understanding of who we are, what we do, and what we have achieved over the last decade.”

The firm specializes in the master planning of river parks including bankside restoration, bank erosion, habitat and river morphology, bankside seating, river and trail access, and recreational river amenities.

S2o Design’s team of expert boater-engineers has planned, conceived, designed, and created some of the highest-profile pumped whitewater parks in existence today, including the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C., the country’s largest and most successful pump-driven whitewater course; the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, site of the 2012 Olympics; and the renowned Riversport Rapids Whitewater Center in Oklahoma City.

The firm has also designed and built a variety of in-stream recreation projects, including the Durango Whitewater Park (CO), Eagle Whitewater Park (CO), Boise Whitewater Park (ID), and Camphill River Park (Wanaka, NZ), and has led numerous river restoration projects, including development of Denver’s River Mile River Restoration Project, the Canyon City River Master Plan (CO), and St. Vrain Creek Watershed Master Plan (CO).


About S2O Design & Engineering: Lyons, CO-based S2O Design and Engineering specialize in innovative river engineering, restoration, and community-focused whitewater park design. Our team of expert boater-engineers has planned, conceived, designed, and created some of the best in-stream whitewater parks as well as the largest and most dynamic recirculating whitewater parks in the world. S2O Design is led by Scott Shipley, a three-time Olympian, and three-time World Cup Kayak Champion. For more information visit