Paddle in the City - Weekly Downtown Paddle

8/5/17 - 10/29/17

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

HERO USA - Paddle in the City

650 Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215


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Come join us for a celebration of our region's water resources along the Scioto River in Downtown Columbus! 


Where do I arrive? 650 NATIONWIDE BLVD


By interacting with waterways and participating in a kayak paddle in downtown Columbus, people of all ages can develop a lifelong appreciation for this resource. The purpose of this paddle is to educate paddlers about the vital role waterways play in the region. 


The location will be putting in at the Lower Olentangy Boat Ramp at the western end of Nationwide Blvd, (West of Huntington Park) and taking out at Scioto Audubon Park, 400 W. Whittier Street, Columbus, OH.


Participants will receive a 15 minute introduction to paddling safety and skills course conducted by HERO USA instructors. Immediately following the safety course, participants will enjoy a 60 to 90 minute paddle on the newly restored Scioto River corridor to take in the sights and sounds of downtown Columbus. Additional on water instruction will be provided during the paddle.


At the conclusion, participants will be shuttled back to the start location at 650 Nationwide Blvd.

WEEKLY (August to October 2017) - Saturdays and Sundays - 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM  

STEP 1: 9:30 AM

Check In at the new HERO USA location at 650 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH approximately 30 minutes prior to your ticketed start time.

STEP 2: 9:45 AM
Get fitted for life jackets.

STEP 3: 10:00 AM
Level One Quick-Start paddle safety instruction course wiith the HERO USA crew

STEP 4: 10:15 AM
Launch and paddle start

STEP 5: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (NOON)
Conclusion of paddle at Scioto Audubon Park, 400 W. Whittier Street, Columbus, OH.

STEP 6: 12:00 PM (NOON) - 12:30 PM
Shuttle participants back to 650 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH.

REPEAT all steps for the 12Noon, 2PM and 4PM ticket options.