MORPC Riverfest offers free kayaking and canoeing at Bicentennial Park

    June 6, 2018
    Central Ohio Blueways online map goes live June 9th!

    Join the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Metro Parks, Columbus Department of Public Utilities, Franklin County Engineer, Hero USA, American Kayaking Association and others for a day of fun-filled kayaking and canoeing along the Scioto River at Bicentennial Park during the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival, June 9 – June 10. Participation is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Riverfest is a celebration of water, Ohio’s greatest resource. Along with helping people feel more comfortable taking part in water-related activities, Riverfest provides an opportunity to educate local residents on the importance of our region’s waterways and how to help protect and conserve these precious resources.

    By interacting with waterways, people of all incomes and ages can develop a lifelong appreciation for this resource.

    Looking for a place along Central Ohio rivers to launch your canoe or kayak? MORPC in partnership with local communities, parks districts, and grassroots organizations will soon unveil an online map of blueways showing where people can safely and legally access the water for paddle sports in their neighborhoods throughout Central Ohio. The Blueways webpage will provide additional information on water safety, boat registration, and being a steward of the water. More information is available at

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