April 28, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Rent Canoes, Kayaks at Lake Springfield

The Lake Springfield Boathouse and Marina, 5324 S. Kissick Ave., will offer canoe and kayak rentals weekends only through the month of May. Beginning Tuesday, June 1, rentals will be available seven days a week through the end of September.

Canoes and kayaks can be rented for $8 per hour and $25 for a four-hour rental. Renters must be 18 years of age, with minors accompanied by an adult. All participants must sign a waiver and wear provided life jackets. Rental hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 417-891-1550 for weather conditions and availability.

The Community Room at the Boathouse and Marina is available for rent year-round and features a view of the lake, seating for 80, full kitchen, flexible hours and large patio deck. For rental information, call 417-891-1550.

The Boathouse opens daily at 9 a.m., with extended hours during summer months (closing at 5 p.m. in May; 8 p.m. in June and July; 7 p.m. in August and September). All rented canoes and kayaks must be returned each day one hour prior to facility closing.

For more information, media contact: David Riggs, Special Facilities Supervisor, (417) 881-2763 or (417) 353-2527; or Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, (417) 874-2176.