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Kayaking for a Day at Drost Park
July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On Saturday July 6th at Drost Park, part of Maryville Parks and Rec, will invite everyone to kayak with the help of Mississippi River Water Trail and a number of members from the St Louis Canoe and Kayak Association, Team River Runner, and Alpine Shop. This free event will be held from 12 noon to 5pm at Pavilion #1 and on the Drost Lake.
After an orientation of basic kayaking and safety issues, participants will be able to try out one of 40 kayaks on the lake and get the actual experience of paddling a kayak. Solo boaters must be at least 10 years old, however, there will be at least two tandem kayaks for an adult and child to share. New this year will be two SUP (stand up paddling) boards for people to try. Life vests will be provided for all kayakers and at least five or more safety boaters on the water to ensure everyone’s safety. The goal of the day is to get more boaters on the water and raise awareness to the fun and relaxation of kayaking. A new session will start every hour starting at noon and last about 1 hour. The last session will be the 4:00 session.
Pre-registration is requested, but not required, to balance out the attendance for the day. Please call 618-772-8555 and secure your time slot. Drost Park is located off Vadalabene Drive, then south on Schiber Court past Alfonzo’s Pizzeria to Myron Provence Parkway which is the park entrance. Visit our website: www.vil.maryville.il.us for a map to Drost Park.