Kayakers rejoice! The Plano Parks and Recreation Department just announced that it is opening the pond behind the Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center to free-range kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on Wednesday June 14.

If you have your own equipment—kayak, canoe or paddle board—then there is no charge to paddle and you are free to enjoy the water all day every day, from dawn to dusk. 

However, if you don’t have your own gear, kayaks will be offered for rental on Wednesdays, 3 pm to 5 pm, starting June 14. The cost is $10 for two hours.

The pond will also host kayaking classes to beginners ages 13 and up, at $129 with all gear and equipment provided. Plano Parks and Recreation offers the following class slots:

  • June 14– 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • June 14– 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • June 14– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • July 12– 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • July 12– 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • July 12– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A paddle boarding class for ages 10 and up will also be offered at $99 on June 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Contact the Plano Parks and Recreation Department to find out more and make reservations. Call (972) 941-7250.

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