Freshkills Park: Essentials of Kayaking Class

Jun 26, 2024 12:00pm

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance for this Essentials of Kayaking Class, which will provide paddlers with the basic skills necessary to become a more confident kayaker!


Learn how to kayak with Freshkills Park kayak instructors for a 2 hour class. Our experienced staff will teach you all the essentials necessary to kayak our tidal water creeks: how to get outfitted, maneuver on-water effectively and efficiently, rescue yourself, and navigate the the creek water.

We Provide

  • Lifejacket, paddle, sea kayak or recreation kayak
  • Restrooms
  • Expert instructor who teaches and guides paddlers on Freshkills Park waterways

What To Bring

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Quick-dry athletic clothes
  • Water bottle and energy snack
  • Change of clothes for afterwards


  • Ages 18+
  • 225 lb maximum
  • Must be able to do 10 push-ups or 10 squats

**Registration Opens June 2nd 8:00AM

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