Public Rowing in Prospect Park!

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The Village Community Boathouse and the Prospect Park Alliance are offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer. Community rowing sessions run from noon until 4:00 PM on the following Saturdays:

June 14, 21, and 28
July 12, 19, and 26
August 2, 9, 16, and 23

And from 4-7 PM on the following Thursdays:

September 11, 18 and 25

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—and must be worn!

WHAT WE ROW: We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

WHERE WE ARE BASED: Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive near the south end of the lake. Our temporary boathouse, a shipping container, is located near the Vanderbilt Playground.

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 needs more 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 donations make our program possible.

MORE QUESTIONS? WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Visit our website (, write us at [email protected] or phone Rob Buchanan at 917 656 7285.

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