A company planned to erect a giant water slide down a street in Richland (presumably Lee Blvd.) July 25 (boat race weekend). But not anymore.

On its Facebook page, the City of Richland posted this message Thursday:


The Slide the City event, originally scheduled for July 25, 2015, has been temporarily postponed until a to-be-determined date in August. Slide the City representatives have been unable to obtain the necessary state permitting for the event. The City of Richland will work with the Slide the City promoter and reschedule this event once permitting has been completed and will make this information available on the City of Richland Parks and Recreation website."

We're speculating both the city and company realized Boat Race Weekend was a horrible time for this event. It sounds like fun, we hope it's successful, but that was a bad weekend. August will be a better time.