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Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking

See our parks like never before—from the water! Get free paddling lessons led by our Urban Park Rangers in the gentle protected waters of our lakes or join advanced island-hopping adventures in our open waters and bays.

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Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years and older. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estuarine habitat of the Long Island Sound. Registration opens on July 10.
Free!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Birding by Canoe (Intermediate)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 17.
Free!

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Basic Canoeing

at Harlem Meer (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Line to participate may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Canoeing (Intermediate)

at Canoe Launch Point on Norton Avenue and B36th Street (in Bayswater Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.
Free!

Aug17

White Island Sunset Canoe Trip (Advanced)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience required. Registration is required.
Free!

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