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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Kayak Storage Program

2017 KAYAK STORAGE PROGRAM
Matthiessen Park Kayak Storage Racks
Rules and Guidelines
The village is excited about the Kayak Racks that were opened on April 15, 2013 in Matthiessen Park. Below is some general information to help you prepare for the 2017 season. Please join our email list and follow us on Facebook for announcements regarding this program.

- Village residents only
- Registration is ongoing at the Rec. Dept.
- Fees: $250 for first slip. $150 for the second

Matthiessen Park Rules Apply
Kayaking - Federal, State, and Local Rules Apply
• Area is for the use of kayaks, canoes, and wind boards. No trailers are allowed. Motor powered vessels are not allowed.
• Valid Irvington Park Permit required
• Hours – 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Unless otherwise posted), April 18 – Oct 21. Area may be closed due to inclement weather, unsafe conditions, or for maintenance.
• Slip holders household only
• Slip rights are non-transferable
• Only approved watercraft may be stored in the assigned slot (kayak, windsurf board, etc.)
• One Kayak per slip
• Kayaks and accessories must be secured and without obstruction to use of any neighboring compartments
• Locks required
• Items are not the responsibility of the Village if lost or damaged
• Slip holders are responsible for keeping the area neat and clean
• Kayaks must be rinsed and/or wiped clean prior to storage
• No use of chemicals, lubricants or other applications of substances for cleaning or maintenance
• Do not lean kayaks on other kayaks – even temporarily in the rack and launch areas
• Adult supervision of children is required in the rack and launch areas
• No climbing on the kayak racks
• No person shall enter the launch site, operate, or ride as a passenger in a canoe or kayak, under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Kayaking Operating Rules
• The permittee is responsible for the safety of all those in His/her craft. Operation of the craft is solely at the operator’s own risk.
• Paddlers enter the water at their own risk.
• Permittee and guests should be strong, experienced swimmers.
• Permittees must be aware that environmental conditions such as high waves and strong and changeable currents can overwhelm adept paddlers and swimmers. It is important to know the water and weather conditions before going out.
• FLOAT PLANS are recommended. Be sure to notify someone of your trip plans and check in when you return.
• Emergency contact required in case of storms
• Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) are required.
• Carry a spare paddle
• Bring appropriate safety, rescue, and navigational aids, and more than adequate food, water, and extra protective clothing.
• The Hudson River is a major waterway, so paddlers must be aware of power boats and other watercraft.
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