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Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse Free Kayaking & Rowing Pages

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Over the past two summers, volunteers from several local boating groups (including the Downtown Boathouse, Village Community Boathouse, Gowanus Dredgers, LIC Boathouse, Red Hook Boathouse, and Sebago Canoe Club), helped pioneer public walk-up paddling and rowing in DUMBO Cove. It proved immensely popular, with at times up to 100 people waiting in line to get on the water.

Now, with the opening of the incredible new Brooklyn Bridge Park just to the south of DUMBO Cove and the Brooklyn Bridge, we have an opportunity to expand the walk-up program considerably while laying plans for an even more ambitious range of paddling activities in the future.

For the summer of 2010 we have planned 11 days of walk-up kayaking: four at the original site at DUMBO Cove, and seven in the new Park. The Village Community Boathouse will also offer public rowing in both locations. Together, the two programs should allow hundreds if not thousands of our neighbors to get on the water, and to put themselves into one of the most visually dramatic harbor scenes in the world.

We’re currently structured as an Activities Committee of the Gowanus Dredgers, though we plan to pursue independent 501c3 status this fall. Along with other Committee members, we invite you to join us in our first year as we create a fun community of boaters and volunteers in one of the most beautiful harbors in the world.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse Organizing Committee

Tom Potter, Interim Chair

Rob Buchanan, Rowing Coordinator

Charlie O'Donnell, Public Kayaking Coordinator

Bill Orme

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About Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse Free Kayaking & Rowing April 18, 2010 12:14 AM Charlie O.

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