|From prospect Park|
The Village Community Boathouse and the Prospect Park Alliance are offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer and fall. Community rowing sessions run from 9 AM to noon on July 27, August 10 and 24, and September 7; additional dates may be added.
WHERE WE ARE BASED: Our temporary boathouse, a shipping container, is located near the Vanderbilt Playground. Boats will be launched from the ramp on Well House Drive near the south end of the lake.
WHAT WE ROW: We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing. Most of the boats can accommodate one or two rowers and a passenger.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided.
WHY WE DO IT: Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that does not now enjoy direct access to on water recreation.
HOW WE FUND IT: We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your participation—and monetary contributions—are vital to the health of our organization.
For more information, email us at info at villagecommunityboathouse dot org, or call Rob Buchanan at (917) 656-7285.