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Fort Totten Park , CROSS ISLAND PKWY. BET. TOTTEN AVE. AND 15 RD. (Queens), Queens

Age:Child  

See the sights for Fort Totten, the Throggs Neck Bridge and Little Neck Bay and learn the basics of canoeing. Weather permitting. Space is limited. First-come, first-served. Ages 8 and up. Meet at front entrance to park.

Cost: Free 

 

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Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Alice Austen House/Buono Beach

HYLAN BOULEVARD & EDGEWATER STREET (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this kayak launch site is currently closed.

 

Barretto Point Park

E/S BARRETTO STREET & N/O RANDALL AVE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Bayside

OFF THE CROSS ISLAND EXPRESSWAY, AT THE FOOT OF 28TH AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 229-0097 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Bayside Marina

CROSS ISLAND PKWY & LITTLE NECK BAY (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Bayswater

BEACH 35 ST & NORTON AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Brooklyn Bridge Park (Dumbo)

ONE MAIN STREET, DUMBO (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Central Park - Loeb Boathouse

THE LAKE OFF EAST DRIVE AT 74TH STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
(212) 517-2233 
Season: April to October 
Hours: Weather-permitting, opens daily at 10 a.m. with last boat rentals at 5:30 p.m. The boats must be returned by 6:30 p.m. Rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
Types of Boats: Rowboats (up to 4 people per boat); nine-foot Ocean Kayaks  
Fees: $12 first hour, $3 each additional 15 minutes. $30 cash deposit required per boat. 
Visit the Central Park Conservancy website for more information. 

Clason Point Park

FOOT OF SOUNDVIEW AVENUE & EAST RIVER (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

A concrete ramp provides access to marshes of Pugsley Creek, the East River, the Hutchinson River Drainage, and Long Island Sound. Portage is 150 feet.

Caution: Strong currents in the East River, heavy commercial traffic, and lots of broken glass in Launch Area.

 
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Clove Lakes Park - Lake Club

1150 CLOVE ROAD (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
(718) 442-3600 
Season: May to October 
Hours: Open Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Types of Boats: Rowboats and paddleboats 
Fees: $10 per hour 

Concrete Plant Park

WESTCHESTER AVENUE OR BRUCKNER BOULEVARD (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

A concrete launch ramp at a reclaimed cement manufacturing site on the Bronx River. Limited street parking and a long carry from either the Westchester Ave. ( .25 mi.) or Bruckner Blvd. ( .15 mi.) entrance.

Caution: A boom spanning the river collects debris and helps prevent motorized traffic from going north; to the south are strong currents and a working shipping channel.

 

Conference House

HYLAN BLVD & SATTERLEE STREET (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

The site of a legendary display of American defiance early in the Revolutionary War, and the southernmost point in the State. A long (800 ft.) but paved pedestrian path offers access to the Arthur Kill  and Raritan Bay.

Caution: Semi-Submerged pilings north and south of the launch, and a major shipping channel 400 yards offshore.

 
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Diamond Point Yacht Club (Paerdegat Basin 3)

WESTERLY SIDE OF PAERDEGAT AVENUE NORTH, AT FOOT OF PAERDEGAT 12TH STREET (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 444-7700 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Dyckman Street

WEST END OF DYCKMAN STREET & HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
79th Street Boat Basin - (212) 496-2105 
Operated by Parks: Yes. Contact Parks Department, Marine Division
Dial 311 for general Parks information. (Outside of NYC, call 212-NEW-YORK.) 

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Flushing Meadows Lake Boathouse

EAST SIDE OF MEADOW LAKE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
(646) 229-4470 
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
Types of Boats: Hydrobikes, rowboats, and paddleboats 
Fees: Please call for pricing information. 

Francis Lewis Park

3RD AVENUE AND PARSON'S BLVD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Govenors Island

PIER 101, NEAR THE BROOKLYN BATTERY TUNNEL VENT (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Great Kills Park

HYLAN BLVD & BUFFALO STREET (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Located on a peninsula in Staten Island, Great Kills Park is almost 600 acres of open space where visitors can enjoy many recreational amenities or explore the wildlife still thriving in New York City.  The name "Great Kills" originates from a Dutch word meaning "many creeks."  Today, the waters are popular with boaters and fisherman alike.  Kayak launching is available at both the marina and the beach.

For more information, please visit the New York Harbor Parks "Great Kills" website page by clicking here.

(Information provided by the New York Harbor Parks "Great Kills" website page)

 
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Hallet's Cove

VERNON BLVD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Hudson River Yacht Club (Paerdegat Basin 1)

FOOT OF AVENUE U & BERGEN AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 251-9791 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Hunts Point Riverside Park

LAFAYETTE AVE & EDGEWATER RD (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

A gravel beach offers access to the sheltered waters of the Bronx River. Portage is 200ft. on an asphalt path.

Caution: A half mile north, a boom collects debris and helps prevent motorized traffic from going north; to the south are strong currents and a working shipping channel.

 
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Idlewild

CRAFT AVENUE & HUXLEY STREET (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Inwood Hill Park

DYCKMAN STREET & HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Lemon Creek

LEMON CREEK PARK (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 605-1301, (718) 356-1898 for Slip Rentals 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Lemon Creek Marina

HYLAN BOULEVARD & SEGUINE AVENUE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Little Bay Park (Fort Totten)

LITTLE BAY (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Louis J. Valentino Park

COFFEY STREET (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Manhattan Avenue

MANHATTAN AVENUE STREET-END, GREENPOINT (Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Marine Park

PARKING LOT NEAR AVE U. AND 33RD ST. (ACROSS FROM THE NATURE CENTER) (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
(917) 533-6196 or (805) 650-7770 
Season: June - October 
Hours: Open Daily through September 8, 9:00 a.m. - sunset. Open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from September 9 through October. 
Types of Boats: Single kayaks, double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and bikes 
Fees: Can be found at Wheel Fun Rentals Marine Park website 

Midget Squadron Yacht Club (Paerdegat Basin 2)

FOOT OF SEAVIEW AVENUE & PAERDEGAT AVENUE NORTH (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 251-9823 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Midland Beach

FATHER CAPODANNO BOULEVARD & LINCOLN AVENUE (PARKING LOT) (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this kayak launch site is currently closed.

Midland Beach offers access to the Lower Harbor and Raritan Bay. The carry to the water is about 250 ft.

Caution: Raritan Bay and Lower Bay are open to the ocean, lauching and landing can be hazardous in high surf.

 
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North Channel Beach (Gateway National Parks)

CROSS BAY BOULEVARD, SOUTH END OF ADDABBO BRIDGE, BROAD CHANNEL (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

The sand beach launch on the eastside goes in the Grassy Bayportion of Jamaica Bay, a popular kayak fishing destination, wesy side launch opens to Pumpkin Pacth Channel and North Channel.

Caution: Heavy pleasure boat traffic in Jamaica Bay, stay clear of channels. This is a wildlife refuge, do not land on islands nor disturb the flora or fauna.

 

Paerdegat Squadron Yacht Club (Paerdegat Basin 5)

PAERDEGAT AVENUE NORTH, ON NORTHEAST BANK OF BASIN BETWEEN PAERDEGAT 11TH STREET AND SEAVIEW AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 241-4581 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Pelham Bay Park (Orchard Beach Lagoon)

ORCHARD BEACH RD & LAGOON (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Plumb Beach

EAST BOUND BELT PARKWAY, JUST EAST OF EXIT 9 KNAPP STREET (Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Calm waters and strong winds make the sand beach a favorite take off for windsurfers and kite boarders. Launching is recommended at higher tide as mud flats make the walk to water several hundred yards at low tide. A permit is required.

Caution: Do not disturb the horseshoe crabs in this prime breeding area. Challenging wind and tide conditions. Watch for glass on the beach.

 

Prospect Park - Kate Wollman Rink - Closed

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
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Season:  
Hours: This facility will be closed for the current boating season due to the construction of the new Lakeside Center. 
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Riis Landing

ROCKAWAY BOULEVARD AND HEINZELMAN ROAD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

The NYC Water Trail is an ongoing project.  For more information on a trail or to provide information on a trail please send an email to Water.Trail@parks.nyc.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside Park (72nd Street)

72ND STREET & HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

For more information regarding the 72nd Street launch and landing, please visit the Downtown Boathouse website:

http://www.downtownboathouse.org/

 
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Riverside Park (79th Street)

79TH STREET BOAT BASIN & HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Salt Marsh Nature Center (Gerritsen Inlet)

AVENUE U BETWEEN BURNETT STREET & EAST 33 STREET (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Sebago Canoe Club (Paerdegat Basin 4)

PAERDEGAT AVENUE NORTH, ON NORTHEAST BANK OF BASIN BETWEEN PAERDEGAT 11TH STREET AND SEAVIEW AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 434-5785 
Operated by Parks: No 
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Sebago Canoe Club (Paerdegat Basin)

PAERDEGAT AVENUE NORTH (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

"The Sebago Canoe Club is a volunteer run, 501C3 nonprofit, membership organization in Canarsie, Brooklyn.  The club, with it's pleasanet, tree-filled grounds is located on Paerdegat basin with direct access to the beautiful waters of Jamaica Bay."

 For more information regarding Sebago Canoe Club, please visit their website at sebagocanoeclub.org

(Information provided by the Sebago Canoe Club website)

 

 

 
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Sheepshead Bay

EMMONS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN AVENUE & EAST 27TH STREET, SHEEPSHEAD BAY (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 478-0480 
Operated by Parks: Yes. Contact Parks Department, Marine Division
Dial 311 for general Parks information. (Outside of NYC, call 212-NEW-YORK.) 

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Sherman Creek

W.202ND STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

This launch has good access to the bucolic Harlem River.

Caution: Local college crews row on the Harlem River.

 
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Shoelace Park

BRONX PARK & 219TH STREET (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Soundview Park

O'BRIEN AVENUE AT LELAND AVENUE, SOUNDVIEW (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Enter the park and make a left off the main path to an asphalt  ramp located near the confluence of the Bronx River and East River (about a three block portage from street parking). The area offers expansive views of the river, migratory birds and the distant Manhattan skyline.

Caution: Barge traffic and other motor boats.

 

South Beach

FATHER CAPODANNO BOULEVARD & SAND LANE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this kayak launch site is currently closed.

 

West 79th Street Boat Basin

WEST 79TH STREET AND THE HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(212) 496-2105 
Operated by Parks: Yes. Contact Parks Department, Marine Division
Dial 311 for general Parks information. (Outside of NYC, call 212-NEW-YORK.)
Note: The northernmost A-dock is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen. 

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West Harlem Piers

130TH STREET & MARGINAL STREET, HARLEM (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

World's Fair Marina

125-00 NORTHERN BOULEVARD, OFF THE GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY, FLUSHING BAY (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Marinas
(718) 478-0480 
Operated by Parks: Yes. Contact Parks Department, Marine Division
Dial 311 for general Parks information. (Outside of NYC, call 212-NEW-YORK.) 

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World's Fair Marina

GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY & NORTHERN BLVD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
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Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Phone: (718) 802-0603

East River CREW (Community Recreation and Education on the Water)

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Please see our website for more details or register via email for updates. Weekly Community Rowing, FREE, each Tues, 5pm till dusk, beginning in May 4, 2010. East 96th St. boathouse & esplanade.
Phone: 212-427-3956 | Email

Floating the Apple

Boroughs:Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Phone: (212) 564-5412  | Email

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Our facilities are available to the general public to launch canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Free
Phone: (718) 243-0849 | Email

Harlem River Community Rowing

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Email

Hudson River Paddlers Guild

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
The Guild is a non-profit membership organization which supports human powered boating in the NYC area waterways and advocates for water access, safe practices, and non-restrictive regulation.
Email

Inwood Canoe Club

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
For information please call
Phone: (212) 463-7740

Jesse Mathisen

Borough: Bronx
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Harlem River Community Rowing
Club members with rowing experience, from novice to elite, are welcome to join. Experienced rowers under 18 years of age may be permitted to join with permission of their parents or gauardians and at the discretion of the HRCR officers. (If you don't yet know how to row, don't sweat it-check out our learn-to-row schedule and sign up.) Cost is $300 for season. Meets at Roberto Clemente State Park near West Tremont Ave and McCracken Ave.
Email

Kayak Staten Island

Borough: Staten Island
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking at South Beach
Free, open to the public, kayaking - email us for times and dates.
Phone: 347-466-9574 | Email

LIC Community Boathouse

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Every two weeks, the Long Island City Community Boathouse hosts a FREE Walk-Up Paddle event similar to those held by the Downtown Boathouse in Manhattan. Here is our site with a calendar of events: http://www.licboathouse.org/index.php/calendar/
Phone: (718) 228-9214 | Email

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Kayak Freshkills Park

Sunday, May 4, 2014
12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Freshkills Park, Staten Island| Map it

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Meeting location will be provided after registration.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov

 

Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park

Sunday, September 28, 2014
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Freshkills Park Parking Lot
228 Wild Ave., Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov

 

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