The suggestion of adding a kayak launch to River Park Square was presented Tuesday evening at the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission. Brent Martin and George Schricker both spoke in favor of creating a launch in the new park.
This fall both floated down the Yellow River and were thrilled with the trip and the sites along the way. Putting in near the sledding hill in Centennial Park it took them about an hour and a half to get downtown. Both noted that there is an ideal location in River Park Square to have a place to put in or get out.
The kayak launch is part of the master plan for the park that is currently scheduled to be completed in three phases with the first phase now complete.
Martin noted that when students from Lincoln Junior High looked at ways to enhance the downtown area the suggestion of a kayak launch was on their list.
Earlier this year, The Troyer Group presented a proposal for design a kayak launch and handle the permitting process for $15,300. The estimated cost to create the launch was initially $125,000 to $175,000. It was noted that a LARE grant opportunity may be possible for the project.
The Redevelopment took no action but decided to ask Park Superintendent Mike Hite and Mike Reese from the Troyer Group to the January meeting to discuss the possibility of moving forward with the project.