Shawnee Mission Park Dock-4_Kansas
16 Feb

Have you seen Shawnee Mission Park Marina’s updates? The largest park in Johnson County and the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas has reopened after a $1.6 million renovation. The popular marina at Johnson County’s Shawnee Mission Park opened last summer after undergoing extensive renovations…

Savannah Lake Meyer gangway
20 Nov

BoardSafe’s Accessible Kayak Launch provides universal access with over 20 possible launch configurations to meet your site’s specifications. BoardSafe’s design experts will evaluate your site conditions and recommend a launch system that keeps you and all our customers at the center of the design process. A BoardSafe Accessible…

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…

man in yellow kayak BoardSafe launch
28 Sep

BoardSafe Docks is often asked if rollers will damage a kayak hull. First and foremost, it’s important to understand not all kayak launches are the same, and the BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch does not use rollers on its launch system. BoardSafe uses a supportive saddle and cradle launch…

Rice Lake Kayak ribbon cutting
17 Aug

Equitable access to the outdoors is essential for everyone and offers recreational, economic, and ecological benefits to communities. The small town and lakefront community of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, has made great strides by offering everyone who lives near the lake the opportunity for inclusive recreation on the water.…

Gifford Pinchot State Park launch
02 Jun

Gifford Pinchot State Park, a 2,338-acre recreation destination, is located in northern York County, PA, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry. The park consists of reverted farm fields and rolling wooded hillsides that surround the 340 acres of Pinchot Lake, the park’s prime attraction. The lake was…

Syracuse Inner Harbor Kayak Launch-3
26 Apr

Syracuse Inner Harbor is the recipient of a newly-installed BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, bringing accessible and adaptive kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding to the residents and visitors of Syracuse, NY.

End-of-season instructions-1
20 Apr

BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch—Instructions for End-of-Season Removal  Estimated Time Required: 2 hours Recommended Crew Size: 1 equipment operator and 2 laborers  Equipment Needed Loader / machinery to lift dock components from water  Rigging straps  Sledgehammer  Allen Wrench Set  Box Wrenches Safety Equipment: Hard Hat, safety glasses, gloves, proper…

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…

02 Dec

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries, recently installed two BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launches along the Couderay River in Couderay and Radisson, Wisconsin. The installation was part of the collaboration between Wisconsin DNR and BoardSafe Docks. Their goal was to provide inclusive access to the river…