Blue Moon Canoe and Kayak of Kentucky Offering Rentals at The Parklands Beginning October 24

Blue Moon Canoe and Kayak of Kentucky Offering Rentals at The Parklands Beginning October 24

Media Contact:

Anna Rosales-Crone

Communications Coordinator

21st Century Parks

acrone@21cparks.org

502.815.0267

Louisville, Ky. (October 23, 2015). The Parklands of Floyds Fork is excited to announce a new paddle-sports rental partnership with Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky. Beginning Saturday, October 24, 2015, Blue Moon will offer Saturday and Sunday canoe and kayak rentals on Floyds Fork in The Parklands. Blue Moon offers customers their choice of solo and tandem boats as well as full and half day prices to accommodate a short float along the Fork, or a day-long excursion.

The announcement follows the recent opening of the Seaton Valley Paddling Access in Turkey Run Park—the third of four parks to open in The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a donor-supported public park. The new paddling access in Turkey Run Park will temporarily serve as the final take-out for paddlers, extending the Floyds Fork paddling route to 13 miles from the North Beckley Paddling Access in Beckley Creek Park to Seaton Valley in Turkey Run Park.

“Paddling the Fork is one of the most special outdoor activities in Louisville,” said Park Director Scott Martin. “We're excited to welcome Blue Moon Canoe into The Parklands and look forward to seeing families and groups on the water.”

Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky Rental Rates:

Canoe Solo                   $45 half day, $70 full day

Canoe Tandem             $55 half day, $75 full day

Kayak Solo                   $35 half day, $65 full day

Kayak Tandem             $55 half day, $75 full day

Dry bags                       $5

Parklands Members receive 15% off rentals. 

For its opening weekend, Blue Moon will set up at the North Beckley Paddling Access in Beckley Creek Park. Location may change from week to week depending on Floyds Fork water levels. Equipment availability, hours and rates are subject to change. Follow Blue Moon on Twitter, @bluemooncanoeky, for the latest, up to date information.

Paddling equipment will be rented on a first come, first served basis. Guided tours for large groups can be arranged by contacting Blue Moon at 502.753.9942 or bluemooncanoeofky@gmail.com. You must be at least 18 to rent a craft. Children must be at least 11 years old to operate a craft by themselves. Children under 11 must be at least 30 lbs. and accompanied by an adult. All children and adults must wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) while on or near the water. PFDs are provided with each rental.

Directions and additional details may be found at www.bluemooncanoeky.com. Questions may be directed to Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky at (502) 753-9942. Please contact Anna Rosales-Crone at (502) 815-0267 or acrone@21cparks.org for more information on The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

About The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system under development within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks Inc., a nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. The Parklands is now 75% open, currently operating and programming three of four parks in Eastern Jefferson County. Major construction of all four parks is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016. 21st Century Parks Inc., is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operations of the new park system. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at www.theparklands.org/Member.  

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