Kayaking with the City of Tempe:
Whether your interest lies in flatwater, whitewater, recreational or competitive kayaking you have to start somewhere and that somewhere can be found right here! The City of Tempe offers several kayaing opportunities for both youth and adults to get out on the lake and have a great time.
See coming kayaking opportunities below:
Registration for Spring 2013 classes is underway
Summer Classes - Registration Starts 4/22 for Tempe Residents and 4/29 for non-residents
This is a perfect class for beginners or experienced kayakers. Class will include stretching, warm-ups, and on-the-water fitness exercises with a focus on your forward paddle stroke and training in kayaks. Kayaks, personal floatation devices and paddles are provided. Fee: $90. 480-350-8069
33775 18 yrs+ Sa 4/13-5/18 7-9 a.m. TTLM
34543 18 yrs+ Sa 6/1-6/29 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee $75
34544 18 yrs+ Sa 7/6-8/3 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee $75
Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes, and prepare to howl at the moon. Kayaks, equipment and personal floatation devices will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30 per person. 480-350-8069
33780 18 yrs+ F 4/26 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
33781 18 yrs+ F 5/24 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
34549 18 yrs+ S 6/22 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
34550 18 yrs+ S 7/20 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
34551 18 yrs+ S 8/17 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
Mother's Day Kayak
Come on down to Tempe Town Lake to celebrate Valentine’s Day. All will enjoy an evening out on the water paddling in the moonlight and the lights of the Mill bridges. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069.
33782 10 yrs+ Su 5/12 8-10 a.m. TTLM
Father’s Day Kayak
Enjoy a fun morning in the sun on Tempe Town Lake with dad. Dads are free when there are at least two family members registering. Fee: $30. Youth 10-17: $15 (must be accompanied by dad). Call 480-350-8069 for more details.
34579 10 yrs+ Su 6/16 8-10 a.m. TTLM
Youth Paddling Program
Join the youth paddling program (ages 10 through 17) and develop your skills in these popular paddle sports. Class focuses on basic paddling technique, paddling fitness, as well as boating safety. Participants will have the opportunity to paddle kayaks, dragon boats and SUP’s. Fee: $96
34578 10-17 yrs T/Th 6/4 - 6/27 7-9 am TTLM Fee $66
35586 10-17 yrs T/Th 7/9 - 8/1 7-9 am TTLM Fee $66
What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day
What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed: Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes
What to Bring:
Dry Clothes to change into
Desert Paddlers club