Zonta Landing Boat Rentals at Riverside Park has canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats for rent on weekends and holidays from 1-7PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The standard boat rental fee is $5 per 1/2hr for canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. The Special Float Trip Option is $20 per canoe or $10 per solo kayak for approximately two hours. (Cash or Check only, we are unable to accept cards) Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing. Boating is limited to an area upstream past the Findlay Country Club golf course, Eastpoint Area, and Vogelsong Conservation Area to State Route 568/ Sandusky Street Bridge and back.
A Basic Canoeing Course for Beginners and a Basic Kayaking Course for Beginners will be held on the Blanchard River upon request. This service is contingent upon advance notice, staff availability, and confirmation. Instructional content will emphasize safety when entering, operating, and exiting a canoe or kayak, basic paddling skills, and maneuverability. The fee is $20.00 per person. Contact naturalist, Michelle Rumschlag at email@example.com or at 419-425-7275. These basic instructional courses are part of the Hancock Park District’s Leisure Education Initiative that introduces outdoor recreation activities, teaches fundamental skills, and encourages participation in outdoor recreation over the course of a lifetime.