October 28, 2015

As parks, marinas, rowing centers and other outdoor facilities add greater accessibility, Leaser Lake is one destination that can be enjoyed by all. The park completed an area with accessible trails and a floating fishing dock. Most recently, they unveiled an accessible kayak launch that included an aluminum gangway, floating dock, boat ramp, and kayak access with ADA features.

The accessibility floating dock and kayak launch was designed and manufactured by BoardSafe which took several existing accessible kayak launch designs and added innovations based on feedback from wheelchair focus groups. The outcome was a new design that offers a convenient and safe way to transition from a wheelchair into a kayak. As one kayaker said, “It was awesome to transition independently, get in the kayak and be free on the water.”

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