Kayaks are made available to qualifying park patrons on a daily basis. Program participants must demonstrate swim skills and purchase a daily use pass. Specific program information is detailed in program brochures available through the lifeguard station.

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LAP Pass/Frequent User Card

Patrons wishing to work out on their own can purchase a Lap Pass/Frequent User from the cashier. This card allows the bearer to rent a kayak 25 times for use at the facility. The card can also be used for an adult admission at any L.A. City swim facility. Patrons must have at least completed the Kayak Fitness Orientation before using the lap pass. For more information, ask a cashier.

Basic Requirements

Age: All participants must be a minimum 12 years of age for most of these programs. White water participants must be at least 14 years of age. Students under 18 years old must be with an adult.

Health: All participants must be able to stay afloat in water at least 10 minutes and be in good health. Screening will be done by instructor before class start. It is recommended that participants consult with their doctors before beginning any type of physical training regiment.

Equipment Needed

In order to participate, students will need to provide the following equipment:

  • Swimsuit or Shorts
  • Booties or other appropriate water shoes (No bulky tennis shoes that will not fit into the boat or bare feet) *
  • Wet suit or paddling jacket (for keeping warm in cooler weather) *
  • Dry clothes (for the ride home)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Protection
  • Lunch

* These may be rented from most sporting goods stores such as Sports Chalet for reasonable prices. These are not provided with this class, but are strongly suggested to make you day more enjoyable. Ask about conditions and what you will need for your class.