Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kayak, Paddle Board Rentals Coming to River Garden Park

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:31 PM

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Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards will be available to rent at the River Garden Park beginning Saturday, May 4th.


The Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP), in partnership with Kayak Memphis, is launching the rental program as a way to help Memphians connect with the river.


“Our job is to give as many Memphians as possible the opportunity to reconnect with their river,” George Abbott, director of external affairs for the MRPP. “Kayaking in the harbor or enjoying Mud Island Park is one of many ways that all can come to the river, celebrate 200 years of Memphis and look forward to what’s to come. Grab a friend and come to the river today!”


The equipment will be available to rent every day at the Fourth Cup coffee kiosk in the River Garden from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

click to enlarge Kayak and paddle board rentals will be available at the River Garden Park near Mud Island. - MRPP
  • MRPP
  • Kayak and paddle board rentals will be available at the River Garden Park near Mud Island.

Kayaks and paddle boards will cost $20 for the first hour. A two-person kayak will cost $30 an hour. For each option, every additional hour would be $10.

On opening day, rentals will be discounted at $20 per two hours. 


To help those unfamiliar with kayaking, MRPP and Kayak Memphis staff will offer a free kayaking orientation each Saturday in May at 2 p.m. The orientation will demonstrate the best practices for first-time kayakers.


Kayakers can paddle across the harbor to dock at Mud Island Park or travel north on the harbor for about three miles.

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