Louisville Community Boathouse
1325 River Road
Louisville, KY, 40206
(Waterfront Park – Yellow Parking Lot on River Road)
Dr. Scott Whittemore manages the boat rack rental for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and dragon boats. All boats must be registered and fees paid in full.
Contact Dr. Whittemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storage fees for canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are $10 per month – or $120 per year. Dragon boats or other oversized craft are charged extra. Members have access to the boathouse year round and 24 hours a day. There is year-round access to restrooms and seasonal access to showers and a sink.
Click here for the current boathouse agreement for all paddle craft.
The Community Boathouse Dock
The dock by the Community Boathouse is managed by the Louisville Metro Parks Department. The dock is available to the community to launch human-powered boats. There is no fishing off the dock for the safety of all participants.
Louisville Community Rowing Club
River City Paddlesports shares the Community Boathouse with the Louisville Rowing Club and the Louisville Adaptive Rowing Club. Memberships are available on their webpage and currently, we are working with them to rebuild our community boathouse dock.
The Derby City Dragons
River City Paddlesports is an active supporter of the Derby City Dragons. As Louisville’s first Dragon Boat Racing team they are proud to be part of the 100+ Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing teams throughout the world. Their team was founded in April 2013, as they sought to strengthen their spirits, prove that they weren’t defined by their shared diagnosis and support each other in their individual struggles. The Derby City Dragons is a team that welcomes breast cancer survivors, regardless of age, fitness level or previous experience. They share a zest for fun, life, health, and sportsmanship, and promise that members will build new lifelong friendships as they “awaken the dragon within themselves”!