Please note that Manhattan Community Boathouse is closed for the 2023 season and will reopen in 2024. Check back next year for updates.
Boathouses were built as part of Hudson River Park but are operated by expert Park Partners. Please note that dates and times are subject to change. For the most up to date information on programs and hours, please visit each boathouse’s website.
Manhattan Community Boathouse provides free kayaking on a first-come, first-served basis during the summer and early fall season. Reservations are not accepted, all are welcome! And it’s worth saying again — you can do this for free!
Paddling is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Time on the water is limited to 20 minutes to allow everyone to have a turn.
Be sure to dress accordingly as you will get wet in the boats. There are lockers for items you would like to keep dry, and changing rooms are also available at Pier 96.