Plymouth park department logoThe Plymouth Park Department was recently contacted by Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District with an offer to donate kayaks and or canoes.  During Monday’s monthly Park Board meeting, Superintendent Mike Hite discussed the possibility.

Hite said MCSWDM offered to supply the Plymouth Park with canoes and kayaks and the park would be allowed to use them as rentals.  He told the park board Soil and Water were looking for interest in the idea from the park board before they went any further with the idea.

kayakers on riverHite said he would have to figure out the logistics and a policy for use which would include signing waiver releasing the park, board members and city from liability. They would also have to come up with rental prices.

Park Board President Dave Morrow said, “It would be nice to have a variety, some canoes and kayaks.”

Board Vice President Mike Kershner noted the opportunity for residents who don’t have a kayak or canoe would be able to try it out before purchasing.  He commented that with the kayak launch downtown in River Park Square and the one behind the sledding hill in Centennial Park offer people a great chance to get their feet wet.

Hite also mentioned the requirement of having a lifejacket to use the equipment.  He said MCSWCD did not mention lifejackets in their proposal.

Canoe on riverPlymouth Park Board members were interested in the proposal and gave Hite the green light to proceed with discussions with the Marshall County Soil & Water Conservation District.