July Programs

Introduction to Kayaking
East Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
July 14; 6 - 8 pm

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve,
Centerville Beach
July 28; 4 - 6 pm
Ages 15+
$25/person (+ tax)

Kayaking is a fun and easy way to get out and enjoy Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. During this flat water course we will cover basic strokes, kayaking safety, and boat/equipment selection. Most of our time will be spent out on the water. No experience is necessary. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 



Kayaking - The Next Level
Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve,
Centerville Beach
July 28; 6 - 8 pm
Ages 15+
$25/person (+ tax)

This second (but still introductory) level kayaking class is designed for the kayaker with some previous paddling experience. You will learn a variety of second level skills including wet exits and entries, draw and sweep strokes, bracing, and more. Reduce fatigue and increase your paddling enjoyment by improving your technique. Space is
limited. Bring your own boat or we will provide one. Pre-registration is required. Participants under 18 must be accompanied



Rice Creek Paddling Adventure
Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve
July 27; 12 - 4 pm
Ages 15+
$20/person (+ tax) (includes shuttle)
Boat rental fee is $20/boat


The Rice Creek flows 22 miles on its way to the Mississippi River. We will be paddling some of the most scenic and wild sections of the creek. The Rice Creek is truly a canoeing/ kayaking gem located just minutes from the Twin Cities. Bring your own boat, or rent one from us. Space and boats are limited. Water levels will determine which section is paddled. Pre-registration is required. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 



Wildflower & Phenology Walks
East Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
July 28; 10 - 11 am
All Ages
FREE

Join naturalists for a leisurely wildflower walk around the East Coon Rapids Dam. We’ll see what is blooming, discuss strategies for flower and plant identification, and observe other phenological events in the park. Pre-registration is required. 


Wargo Nature Center
Anoka County Parks
651-429-8007
www.anokacountyparks.com
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