Fishing

ANNUAL ROOT RIVER PADDLE

Whether you are an experienced paddler or a family desiring to make a memory, you can count on having a great time at this wonderful annual event.

Explore Racine’s urban wilderness and historic industrial district by boat!

Join neighbors, friends, and family for the annual Root River Paddle on Saturday, May 31, 2014 [2:30-6pm] This fun family event features a river-to-lake paddle from Island Park to Rooney Park [near Racine Yacht Club]. Gather for food and refreshments after the paddle at the Beachside Oasis.

Registration is limited to 100 people- pre-registration is suggested. There are a limited number of watercrafts available for rental, so register early! The deadline for registration is Monday, May 26, 2014 or 100 people–whichever comes first. Register for this great event today!

For safety purposes and in case of an emergency, we need to know the names and contact information of each person in your watercraft.

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Last Call for Root River Paddle 2014 Registration

Join us for the Annual Root River Spring Paddle on Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:30-6:00 p.m. This fun family event features a river to lake paddle from Island Park to the Racine Yacht Club, where you can join other paddlers for a scrumptious spaghetti dinner (optional). Registration. Registration is limited to 100 people. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 26, 2014 or 100 people–which ever comes first!

Explore Racine’s urban wilderness and historic industrial district by boat!

Join neighbors, friends, and family for the annual Root River Paddle on Saturday, May 31, 2014 [2:30-6pm] This fun family event features a river-to-lake paddle from Island Park to Rooney Park [near Racine Yacht Club]. Gather for food and refreshments after the paddle at the Beachside Oasis.

Registration is limited to 100 people- pre-registration is suggested. There are a limited number of watercrafts available for rental, so register early! The deadline for registration is Monday, May 26, 2014 or 100 people–whichever comes first. Register for this great event today!

For safety purposes and in case of an emergency, we need to know the names and contact information of each person in your watercraft. Click HERE to register for the event.

-WAIVER INFO-

You have to sign a waiver to participate in this paddling event. Download the form HERE, read and sign it and turn it when you arrive at Island Park for check-in. Copies of the waiver form will also be distributed before you board the shuttle van at the North Beach Parking Lot. Paddlers must submit a signed waiver at check-in to participate in the Root River Spring Paddle. If you have a minor (child under 18 years) in your watercraft, the legal guardian must sign the waiver. If you are not the legal guardian, download and print the waiver and get it signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian and turn it in at check-in.

-EVENT SCHEDULE- Saturday May 31, 2014

2:30-3:30 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 and enjoy an after-paddle party at Beachside Oasis (cash only-not included)

Location

Parking: NorthBeach Park

Launch Site: Island Park

1 Horlick Drive

Racine, 53404

ROOT RIVER PADDLE 2014

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May 31,2014 -     Time: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the Annual Root River Spring Paddle on Saturday May 31, 2014, 2:30-6 p.m. This fun family event features a river-to-lake paddle from Island Park to Rooney Park (near Racine Yacht Club). Chat it up with fellow river rats at the Beachside Oasis after the float and get entered into a drawing for a FREE T-shirt!

 


Location


Island Park Pavilion
1 Horlick Drive
Racine, WI 53404


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

ROOT RIVER PADDLE 2014

Show/Hide Details
May 31,2014 -     Time: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the Annual Root River Spring Paddle on Saturday May 31, 2014, 2:30-6 p.m. This fun family event features a river-to-lake paddle from Island Park to Rooney Park (near Racine Yacht Club). Chat it up with fellow river rats at the Beachside Oasis after the float and get entered into a drawing for a FREE T-shirt!

 


Location


Island Park Pavilion
1 Horlick Drive
Racine, WI 53404


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email: