14 Jan

This new adaptive fishing pier was installed in October 2019 at Rieke Park’s pond in Auburn, Indiana. The pier is among the improvements being made to the park fall of 2019. It lies along an 8-foot-wide asphalt trail that curves around the pond and ends at the YMCA…

13 Jan

Institutional Projects

  • By Alan Allegra

BoardSafe has been called upon by major educational institutions to design and install docks for their prestigious rowing clubs and other water sports venues. These schools include the University of Central Florida; Hobart and William Smith College, NY; Temple University, PA; the University of Alabama; and St. Mary's…

16 Dec

When the local nonprofit Paddle for Heroes formed in 2016, the goal was to kayak from Mount Vernon to Marietta. The veterans and first responders who set out on the first five-day, 161-mile voyage wanted to raise money and awareness for those injured during their time in the…

Saratoga Lake
13 Dec

Saratoga Lake Park, FL

  • By Alan Allegra

Many outdoors lovers arrive at a local state park, lake, or waterfront, and find an ADA-accessible kayak launch. The launch is intriguing to many, and they wonder how it works, who uses it, and how it was built. Below are a few steps in the process of assembling…

10 Dec

At the University of Central Florida's Recreation and Wellness Center, those with disabilities are given the chance to participate in the sports they love. To that end, the university recently updated the boat ramp and dock at Lake Clair — making it more accessible to launch the program’s…

09 Dec

REI, Chicago, IL

  • By Alan Allegra

REI Co-op has moved to a new 40,000 square-foot space on West Eastman Street, Chicago. Now, REI Lincoln Park offers kayak and paddleboard rentals with direct access to the Chicago River and expanded assortments of quality outdoor gear. In addition, REI Lincoln Park will continue to offer a…

06 Dec

Since the construction of Leaser Lake in 1971, Pennsylvania residents have enjoyed activities at the lake: fishing, boating, and hiking. For the first time, visitors will be able to walk completely around the lake with the installation of a footbridge. The bridge, built of commercial grade aluminum and manufactured…