BoardSafe, contracted by RowAmerica, was the manufacturer selected to build the longest rowing docks in the world in Cleveland (see web site).
The Foundry is not only a rowing center but also a hub for sailing and fitness training specializing in youth and young adults. The new $9 million dollar development project is located on the Columbus Road Peninsula in the center of Cleveland, Ohio. The Foundry is situated in an up-and-coming neighborhood rapidly changing from exclusively industrial with the occasional retail space, to a truly mixed-use area.
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) owns and operates the property and facilities at Rivergate Park for the benefit of our member organizations, programs, and the Cleveland community. CRF hosts over 1,500 high school, collegiate and adult athletes on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland.
At The Foundry you will find a boathouse with event rooms, a fitness center and boat storage. Outside along the Cuyahoga River bank is 520 lineal feet of rowing and launch docks, gangway ramps, steel platforms, and anchor piles. BoardSafe designed and manufactured the aluminum floating docks for the rowing center as well as the aluminum gangways and marina accessories. The Foundry was impressed with the quality of the river center stating that the docks were "best in class rowing docks".
BoardSafe is a leading manufacturer of aluminum floating docks, gangways, piers and other applications for rowing centers. BoardSafe is dedicated to providing the best access to waterways possible for all athletes, including older athletes and those who may be disabled like veterans and adaptive athletes. In addition to working on rowing centers for nonprofits, prep schools and universities on the East Coast like Conshohocken Rowing, Temple University Rowing, several rowing centers at Boathouse Row (Philadelphia), Camden Rowing Center, and others, BoardSafe has also developed the high quality ADA accessible kayak boat launch for adaptive paddlers and para-rowers.
Learn more about BoardSafe on their web site. If you are interested in developing or renovating a rowing center then call Board Safe to discuss your project at 610-899-0286.