University of Central Florida Floating Dock
06 Jun

It’s been over five years since the students at the University of Central Florida received a BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch. Students and park visitors enjoy the accessible launch system on UCF’s campus at the Lake Claire Recreational Area. Using the launch is free for university students. It appears…

Grand Marais MN BoardSafe Adaptive Launch closeup
29 May

Grand Marais, Minnesota, announced the installation of a new BoardSafe ADA Adaptive Kayak Launch at the Grand Marais Recreation Park Boat Landing on Lake Superior. The improvements include adding a kayak and canoe launch and floating dock, stormwater management practices, an aquatic invasive species stall, a walkable breakwater,…

Beaver Creek woman and child in red kayak
23 May

  The 7th Annual Beaver Creek Kayak Club Flotilla, sponsored by First Bank, was an exceptional day of paddling, camaraderie, and community spirit. Held on Saturday, May 18th, the early morning event saw participants and spectators gather to embrace the adventure awaiting them on the picturesque Beaver Creek.…

Glimmerglass State Park launch wide view
17 May

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Glimmerglass State Park, located outside Cooperstown, NY, a new recreational amenity promises to enhance the outdoor experience for all visitors, regardless of their physical abilities. The unveiling of a BoardSafe Accessible and Adaptive Kayak Launch marks a significant step towards inclusivity and…

Chester Frost Park Gangway side view
13 May

Chester Frost Park, nestled on the scenic shores of Chickamauga Lake in Hixson, Tennessee, continues to evolve as a premier recreational destination. The latest addition to its amenities will be a brand-new 80-ft. gangway, two courtesy docks, and an accessible fishing pier designed, engineered, and manufactured by BoardSafe…

BoardSafe dock Friendship Park-full view
07 May

Jefferson County Park Commissioners are excited to bring accessibility to their lake at Friendship Park in Steubenville, Ohio. Friendship Park is a 1320-acre park located right outside the Village of Smithfield. The park has camping, boating, and fishing facilities, and is a popular spot for bird watching, biking,…

Altoona Mayor demonstrates launch
24 Apr

A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, April 22, 2024, celebrated a new park amenity at Spring Creek Park in Altoona, IA. The newly-installed BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch provides universal access to paddlers who enjoy kayaking and canoeing. The boat launch project was partially funded by a $20,000 Prairie Meadows…

NYS Canals Forum
17 Apr

BoardSafe Docks was excited to participate in the NYS Canals Forum, “Accessibility on the Canalway,” at Monroe Community College, in Rochester, NY, where more than 170 people participated. Tom Warchol of BoardSafe discussed accessible kayaking opportunities on the canal and their benefits to paddlers of all abilities. Rivertowns…

man entering kayak from launch
12 Apr

BoardSafe Docks is pleased to be recognized in Lehigh Valley Style Magazine as an option for accessible recreation for people of all abilities. Cindy Ross, author, and her husband, Todd Gladfelter, an adaptive outdoor enthusiast, appreciate the adaptive features in BoardSafe’s Kayak Launch and Accessible Fishing Pier at…

Adaptive paddler entering kayak in launch
26 Mar

It's a common misconception that an accessible kayak launch is ONLY intended for people with mobility impairments. The truth is that an accessible launch benefits the entire community and assists people of all abilities with accessing the water. Able-bodied paddlers love an accessible launch because it offers a…