Free kayaking has started up again in Riverside Park around 72nd street on weekends from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
“Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided…All participants must sign a liability waiver and know how to swim. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Paddlers under the age of 16 must share a boat with an adult.”
If other people are waiting, instructors will ask you to come back to the dock in 20 minutes. Learn more here.
The program is run on a volunteer basis by the Manhattan Community Boathouse. See how to support them here.
Photo via Riverside Park Conservancy.