What we're about

Are you looking for a fun way to exercise and get fresh air? Do you enjoy teamwork and meeting friendly people? Do you like to challenge yourself? If you answered “yes” to any of these things, then KP Dragons is for you!

KP Dragons is a dragon boat club based in the heart of Oakland, California. We are comprised of members from all walks of life who want to have fun, promote a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy getting on the water to paddle. Anyone interested in trying dragon boating is always welcome to join us. KPD members can paddle for recreation or race competitively if they choose.

No prior experience is necessary, knowing how to swim isn't required, and all fitness levels can participate. We provide the equipment (paddles, life jackets/PFD, and instructions), but we recommend that you wear athletic clothing you don't mind getting a little wet, dress for the weather, bring water, and keep a towel or change of clothes for afterwards. You may want to also bring a waterproof bag for your keys and cell phone if you plan on bringing it on the boat with you.

Our team holds practices on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as an additional Wednesday afternoon practice for seasoned paddlers. We also participate in local and away races for members interested in paddling competitively. For more information, please visit http://www.KPDragons.org/newbies or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KPDragons1 .

Upcoming events (5+)

Come & Dragon Boat with KP Dragons!

Jack London Aquatic Center

Welcome to KPD's offseason paddling sessions!! This meetup is geared for people who want to learn how to paddle in a dragon boat or get a good workout in. Seasoned paddlers are also invited as we will weave in drills and race pieces. All equipment is provided, but be sure to bring water and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little wet. Having a dry change of clothes or towel is also recommended. Please visit www.KPDragons.org/newbies to fill out waivers you will need to complete prior to getting on the boat. We also ask that you fill out a contact form at https://goo.gl/forms/iliRZvGXyUyuhKxH2 to assist our staff with boat seating, and so they can notify you in the event that practice gets cancelled due to weather conditions. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water!

Come & Dragon Boat with KP Dragons!

Jack London Aquatic Center

Welcome to KPD's offseason paddling sessions!! This meetup is geared for people who want to learn how to paddle in a dragon boat or get a good workout in. Seasoned paddlers are also invited as we will weave in drills and race pieces. All equipment is provided, but be sure to bring water and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little wet. Having a dry change of clothes or towel is also recommended. Please visit www.KPDragons.org/newbies to fill out waivers you will need to complete prior to getting on the boat. We also ask that you fill out a contact form at https://goo.gl/forms/iliRZvGXyUyuhKxH2 to assist our staff with boat seating, and so they can notify you in the event that practice gets cancelled due to weather conditions. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water!

Come & Dragon Boat with KP Dragons!

Jack London Aquatic Center

Welcome to KPD's offseason paddling sessions!! This meetup is geared for people who want to learn how to paddle in a dragon boat or get a good workout in. Seasoned paddlers are also invited as we will weave in drills and race pieces. All equipment is provided, but be sure to bring water and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little wet. Having a dry change of clothes or towel is also recommended. Please visit www.KPDragons.org/newbies to fill out waivers you will need to complete prior to getting on the boat. We also ask that you fill out a contact form at https://goo.gl/forms/iliRZvGXyUyuhKxH2 to assist our staff with boat seating, and so they can notify you in the event that practice gets cancelled due to weather conditions. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water!

Come & Dragon Boat with KP Dragons!

Jack London Aquatic Center

Welcome to KPD's offseason paddling sessions!! This meetup is geared for people who want to learn how to paddle in a dragon boat or get a good workout in. Seasoned paddlers are also invited as we will weave in drills and race pieces. All equipment is provided, but be sure to bring water and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little wet. Having a dry change of clothes or towel is also recommended. Please visit www.KPDragons.org/newbies to fill out waivers you will need to complete prior to getting on the boat. We also ask that you fill out a contact form at https://goo.gl/forms/iliRZvGXyUyuhKxH2 to assist our staff with boat seating, and so they can notify you in the event that practice gets cancelled due to weather conditions. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water!

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Come & Dragon Boat with KP Dragons!

Jack London Aquatic Center

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