FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2020
Recreation Department Announces 2020 Kayaking
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is
pleased to share that the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department has
announced its Summer Kayaking Program dates.
The Good Morning Paddle program, a guided
kayak tour along the waterfront with bird and wildlife-watching, will be held
on July 25 and August 22 from 9:30-11:30am at Kingston Point Beach. The
Kayaking 101 program, which teaches the basic kayaking maneuvers with a guided
tour, will be held on August 8 and September 5 also at Kingston Point Beach.
All programs are $30 for Kingston residents and $40 for non-residents, and
include a tour guide, kayak, life vest and paddle. Reservations are required
and can be made at www.kingstonparksandrec.org
or by calling 845-481-7330.
“I am so pleased to see the kayaking
programs coming back this summer,” said Mayor Noble. “Kayaking is a wonderful
activity that can be enjoyed with others while still practicing social
distancing. I would like to thank the Parks and Recreation Department for
working so hard to make sure our community can participate in these special
programs, while ensuring the safety for all who do.”
KC Keegan-Twombly, Kingston Parks and
Recreation Environmental Educator says, “Kayaking offers a peaceful retreat and
a chance to explore the Hudson River in a way very few people get to
experience. Kingston Parks and Recreation is happy to be able to offer this
opportunity in not only a safe way, but a fun way as well. We hope you
will join us as we discover the hidden secrets along the Hudson!”
In Phase Four of New York State’s
reopening plan, low-risk outdoor activities are permitted with strict COVID-19
protocols in place. The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department will be
adhering to all guidelines and recommendations, which can be found here,
including physical distancing, hygiene and disinfecting equipment, and health
screenings for participating staff.