Cape Coral kayaker using launch
11 Nov

November 8, 2022—The City of Cape Coral, Florida, was recognized with two Voice of the People Awards for "Transformation in Economy" and "Transformation in Mobility." The Voice of the People Awards (VOP) are the only local government awards based on residents' opinions. They are presented jointly by the…

Radisson Boardwalk
10 Nov

Along the Couderay River in Radisson, Wisconsin, an adaptive and accessible kayak launch was installed in October 2022. It provides universal access to the river regardless of ability or disability and has numerous ADA-inspired features.The installation was the culmination of a 2-year collaboration between BoardSafe Docks and the Wisconsin…

Couderay-4
10 Nov

The community of Couderay, Wisconsin, now has a safe, adaptive, and accessible way to get their boat, kayak, and canoe in the water to paddle and fish the Couderay River. In October 2022, BoardSafe Docks installed a new adaptive kayak launch providing all abilities universal access to enjoy…

Allentown
10 Nov

In October 2022, BoardSafe Docks completed the installation of a custom floating dock and gangway on the Lehigh River in Allentown, PA. The Allentown Waterfront Project is a redevelopment effort to revitalize the area, and the space along the river is the key feature for the mix of…

Minsi Lake-5
25 Oct

Minsi Lake is a 117-acre reservoir owned by the Commonwealth of PA and leased to Northampton County Parks and Recreation. It’s been part of the county park system since 1975 and is one of only three public lakes in the Lehigh Valley area. The lake was drained in…

Oswego Screen Shot
24 Oct

In September 2022, the City of Oswego, NY, installed a new adaptive kayak launch, floating dock, and gangway at Wright's Landing Marina. Wright’s Landing is a popular boating destination that provides access to Lake Ontario's prime salmon fishing waters. The launch offers universal accessibility similar to those required…

08 Sep

The Ada Hayden Heritage Park, located at 5205 Grand Avenue in Ames, Iowa, just announced the addition of another accessible amenity to its beautiful park. The mayor, city council, Parks and Recreation Commission, and city staff, are pleased with the addition of a BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch. This…

Devonshire Park-1
10 Aug

BoardSafe Docks was contracted to come up with a design for a new floating dock system on the Schuylkill River across from Pottstown, PA, in North Coventry Township. The site included an existing boat ramp and signs of a previous dock system that was washed away in a…

Canton NY canoe weekend
18 Jul

On May 7th, 2022, adaptive paddlers from the Canton, NY, area were invited to try out the new BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch installed at Taylor Park along the Grasse River. Advocating for the adaptive launch was Mark J. McKenna, who founded the Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey team in…

Butler MetroParks Kayak Launch
22 Jun

MetroParks of Butler County, Ohio, and BoardSafe Docks, completed construction of an ADA-compliant adaptive kayak launch at the VOA Lake at Voice of America MetroPark, which is now open for public use. In 2020, MetroParks was awarded a $75,000 Paddling Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural…