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…

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…

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…

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…

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25 Mar

Local and regional governments and public and private organizations overseeing waterways are recognizing the need for, and actively supporting, programs to provide access to the waters for people with mobility challenges. As these organizations plan facilities for all of their citizens or members, they look for input from…

Beaver Creek Accessible Kayak Launch
06 Mar

Mayor Glenn Jacobs is proud to announce the formation and investment in formally establishing the Knox County Water Trail on beautiful Beaver Creek. This initiative is focused on clearing, cleaning, and caring for a 44-mile stretch of navigable water across five communities between Clayton Park in Halls and…

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01 Mar

  Kelly Beals, a New Business Development Team Member, joined BoardSafe Docks in October 2022. Kelly has extensive experience in non-profit fundraising, grant proposal writing and award management, capital campaign coordination, relationship building, stewardship, and solicitation. In her role as a member of the BoardSafe Docks Business Development…

BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch
19 Sep

BoardSafe Docks is pleased to provide two accessible kayak launches in advance of the Legacy Parks Luncheon for the Parks on September 29th at Seven Islands State Birding Park. Legacy Parks Foundation is an East Tennessee nonprofit organization working to ensure that their community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities,…

woman using adaptive kayak launch
09 Aug

The 2023 SOBA Symposium is less than three weeks away, and the growing need for non-motorized paddle access is on its agenda.With paddlesports on the rise, recreation stakeholders share responsibility for shaping our country’s water access spaces, ensuring their accessibility, and improving the user experience for all. Tom…