Rowboat, Kayak, and Paddleboat Rentals
Row, row, row your boat on the lakes of some of our largest parks. Enjoy the scenery while sharing paddling duties with your companions of choice.
Please note: Due to insurance reasons, the public is not permitted to launch personal boats at these sites. Please see our list of Public Launch Sites for alternative locations.
Marine ParkLocation: Marine Park
Parking lot near Ave U. and 33rd St. (Across from the Nature Center)
Phone #: (917) 533-6196 or (805) 650-7770
Season: April - October
Hours: Open Daily through October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to sunset. In November, this facility is open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 a.m. to sunset.
Types of Boats: Single kayaks, double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats and bikes
Fees: Can be found at Wheel Fun Rentals Marine Park website
Prospect Park - Kate Wollman Rink - CLOSEDLocation: Prospect Park
Hours: This facility will be closed for the current boating season due to the construction of the new Lakeside Center.
Types of Boats:
Central Park - Loeb BoathouseLocation: Central Park
The Lake off East Drive at 74th Street
Phone #: (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.
More Info: Visit the Central Park Conservancy website for more information.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Ederle TerraceLocation: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
North side of Meadow Lake
Phone #: (917) 231-5519
Season: March - October
Hours: Open Mondays through Fridays from10:00 a.m. to sunset, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to sunset.
Types of Boats: Pedal Boats, Kayaks, and bikes
Fees: Can be found at Wheel Fun Rentals' Meadow Lake page.
Clove Lakes Park - Lake ClubLocation: Clove Lakes Park
1150 Clove Road
Phone #: (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
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Watch an It’s My Park segment about boating at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.