Bill Bogdan using BoardSafe kayak launch
16 Oct

The BoardSafe kayak launch at Lake Chaminwood opened this fall 2023. Matt Novander, the Forest Preserve's chief landscape architect, oversaw the project. He mentioned that the launch's design caters to different abilities. The Forest Preserve may use the same design for future launches. Novander says, "We had lake…

Weeks Bay Fairhope AL Dock-1
22 Mar

The Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Fairhope, Alabama, recently introduced its inclusive, ADA-compliant kayak launch to its kayakers and canoers so they can enjoy paddling Weeks Bay. What’s most important about the new kayak launch is its unique features that offer inclusivity and the ability for…

BoardSafe dock in sunset
03 Mar

BoardSafe Docks, an industry leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of aluminum-welded floating docks, is often asked about our dock-building process. BoardSafe Docks prides itself on educating our valued customers and supporting them through the manufacturing process.  We have listed 10 considerations for prospective buyers to be…

Sirenia Vista Kayak Launch and Park BoardSafe Dock
24 Feb

BoardSafe Docks’ customers often ask about the advantages of using an aluminum floating dock system. BoardSafe Docks are used for municipal, commercial, and private projects. While traditional piling structures support stationary, fixed docks, floating docks are supported by flotation and rest on the water’s surface. Though fixed docks…

Conshocken Rowing Center Gangway-3
13 Feb

Gangways are raised walkways or connected platforms that allow pedestrians to walk safely from one point to another. Gangways help pedestrians walk from land to water, function as a bridge between sites, provide a stable walkway for pedestrians when boarding and disembarking boats, and connect to floating docks…

Quincy, MA
31 Jan

Rails to trails is a growing concept spreading across the country. Pedestrian bridges add value to trails by connecting people to nature and the beautiful outdoors, and by connecting neighboring communities and rail systems to each other.               Footbridges have become integral…

Cape Coral kayaker using launch
25 Jan

Local nonprofit, state, and federal grants are proliferating to increase outdoor accessibility with adaptive kayak launches and other ADA recreational products. As many advocates and community groups seek to expand outdoor recreation opportunities and water access for those living with disabilities, or who have mobility challenges, funding and…

Lake Reba Kentucky Dock-3
20 Jan

Using BoardSafe Docks' unique engineering and installation talents, the city of Richmond became one of the first cities in Kentucky to install an accessible kayak launch. The launch, located in Lake Reba Park, is part of a pilot project to provide accessibility to the outdoors for people with…

U Penn Burk-Bergman-1
22 Dec

The University of Pennsylvania's Rowing Center on the Schuylkill River recently completed a $13.5 million renovation to its historical boathouse, rowing docks, and gangway. The original Maderia Shell House constructed in 1874 and located on Philadelphia’s prestigious Boathouse Row recently reopened as the Burk-Bergman Boathouse, honoring two former…

Conshohoken-rowing-center
14 Dec

Since 2009, BoardSafe Docks has designed, manufactured, and installed high-quality floating docks, aluminum gangways, pedestrian bridges, adaptive kayak launches, and other marine access products.  Their projects cover a variety of locations including urban projects found in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Chicago, Manhattan, and Boston Harbor. They…