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Community Boating in Bush Terminal Park

July 18, 2018

The Billion Oyster Project, in partnership with the Gowanus Dredgers canoe club and Sunset Spark, a local educational nonprofit, is offering a small-scale community rowing and paddling program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn this summer. Among the goals of the program: to provide access to the water for the neighborhood residents and to assess the possibility of establishing a permanent community boathouse.

The site is outer lagoon at Bush Terminal Park, at the end of 43rd Street, a protected space ideal for entry-level boaters. The fleet of watercraft available for free public use will include wooden dories, one of them built this spring by middle school students from the neighborhood, plus canoes and kayaks.

There will be free public boating sessions:

Saturday August 4, 2-6pm

Thursday August 9, 3-7pm

Thursday August 23, 3-7pm

 

Partners:

Billion Oyster Project

Brooklyn Boatworks

Sunset Spark

Gowanus Dredgers

 

Funding and support:

The William and Mary Greve Foundation

The Heckscher Foundation for Children

Industry City

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

 

Directions:

Bush Terminal Park is at theĀ end of 43rd St. in Sunset Park; nearest subway stop is 45th St. on the R line.