-EVENT SCHEDULE- Sunday, July 19th 2015

3:00-3:30 PM-Watercraft & Parking

  • BYOB PFD? – Bringing your own Boat and PFDs? Drop them off at the Island Park kayak/canoe launch [MAP], where volunteers will help unload and watch over them.

  • Reserving a watercraft? Claim your canoe or kayak after the shuttle ride.

  • Have your own PFD but no boat? Bring it with!

Park at Northbeach (downstream) and we’ll shuttle you back upstream!

3:00-4:00 PM-Parking & Shuttles.

Shuttles will transport you from Northbeach to Island Park (check-in), with the return trip provided courtesy of the Root River!

3:15-4:00 PM-Check-in at Island Park Pavilion

Enjoy your shuttle to Island Park, check-in at the Island Park Pavilion. Please turn in your waivers at this point. Every paddler (including children) will be given a bracelet, a watercraft number, and a ‘goodie’ bag. Grab a water bottle for the float!

3:30-4:30 PM-Paddle Begins We’re happy to give you a push in the right direction! Volunteers will assist paddlers with launching their watercraft. A brief canoeing/kayaking orientation and equipment check will be given before you launch on your adventure!

On the way, dock at the UW-Parkside Root River Environmental Community Center (REC) for a rest stop, a stretch and look at their great riverside facility!

4:30-5:30 PM-Arrive at Rooney Park (near the Racine Yacht Club)- Arrive at Rooney Park boat launch, help us with the equipment.


Parking: NorthBeach Park

Launch Site: Island Park

1 Horlick Drive

Racine, 53405