Free boating on Tempe Town Lake on Nov. 7

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Free boating on Tempe Town Lake on Nov. 7

Post by hikeaz » Oct 14 2009 10:38 am

Free boating on Tempe Town Lake on Nov. 7

To celebrate the tenth birthday of Tempe Town Lake, the City of Tempe (rather, we taxpayers are) is
offering a free day of boating on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the SRP Town Lake Marina.

This is the first day that everyone who owns one may boat on Town Lake at no cost. Normally, one day boat permits cost $5.

Free boating day doesn’t just apply to people who own boats. Tempe Parks and Recreation will have free kayaks for people to try. Many of the boat clubs that operate at Tempe Town Lake will offer rides and demonstrations to visitors. Check out the dragon boats, sailboats, outrigger canoes and rowing shells. Arizona Game and Fish will offer boating safety classes. US Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach life jacket (PFD) safety.

*Saturday, Nov. 7 Schedule:*
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free kayaking, boating and safety demonstrations
Bring your driver’s license or Arizona Identification Card to paddle a kayak on the lake at no charge and take a look at the boating clubs on Town Lake, sign up for Parks and Recreation classes and learn boat safety.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free boating for boat owners
Staff will be ready to issue one-day permits to boats that meet Town Lake guidelines. No gas-powered boats are allowed on Tempe Town Lake – only boats that are manually powered, wind-powered or electric-powered.

Those participating can register for great prizes like an overnight stay at the Tempe aloft hotel and dinner at Monti’s la Casa Vieja.

SRP Town Lake Marina is located on College Avenue south of Curry Road.

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