South Bend, Ind. Summer is coming to an end, which means South Bend's historic East Race Waterway will soon be closing for the season.
More than 300,000 people have used the East Race since it first opened back in 1984, many coming from out of town to go whitewater rafting and kayaking through the heart of downtown.
The parks department calls the waterway, which stretches 1,900 feet, the first man-made rafting course in the northern hemisphere.
This summer the East Race celebrated its 30th anniversary. Through the years, it's provided the community with more than just entertainment.
It has generated economic growth in the downtown area and has become a popular attracting, drawing visitors from around the region.
The East Race closes this Sunday, August 11.