Riverside Park Waterfront
231 McManness Ave. - Findlay
Zonta Landing Boat Rentals: The concession, located within RIVERSIDE PARK'S WATERFRONT AREA, welcomes visitors to the Old Mill Stream. A public concession, operated by the Hancock Park District, the boat livery rents canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats seasonally Memorial Weekend through Labor Day, on weekends and holidays from 1:00-7:00pm. Other opportunities for all day float trips and group reservations are all available by calling the HPD office, and are not available during normal business hours at the boat livery. The concession can be reached during open hours at 419-423-1902.
FEES: Half hour rental rates are set at $5.00 per watercraft. HPD accepts checks (preferred), made payable to Hancock Park District, or cash in small denominations, exact amount is appreciated. Rental fees are paid when equipment is rented at Zonta Landing. HPD no longer accepts any bills larger than $20 denomination for facility reservations, program fees, and concession fees (ski rentals, boat rentals, and hayrides).
- Group reservations - available during other times for groups renting six or more water crafts at the concession site.
- Canoe float trips - enjoy an all day adventure on the Blanchard River for groups/individuals can also be arranged. HPD will transport to the site and pickup canoes for groups renting 6 or more watercrafts.
ZONTA LANDING BOAT RENTAL BROCHURE
$1.00 DISCOUNT COUPON
Blanchard River Challenge Canoe Trips Offered This Spring
The Hancock Park District will be facilitating a series of canoe trips with shuttle service on the Blanchard River this spring. Four canoe trip options give canoeists the opportunity to see wildlife, enjoy scenic beauty, and test their strength and perseverance. To sign up for one of the canoe trips, call the HPD office Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4:30 PM. To view the four canoe trip options, requirements, and fees, click RIVER CHALLENGE. If you are interested in signing up for one of the canoe trips, you will need to submit the Blanchard River Challenge Float Trip WAIVER with your registration fee.
Fall Float Trips will be available through the end of October as long as water levels and weather conditions are suitable. Groups using a minimum of six canoes for at least one hour, or individuals renting all day, can call the HPD office during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., except holidays, to check availability. Group rates are set at $20 per canoe for all day rentals, or $8 per hour, and $25 for individual all day rentals. Fees must be paid in advance of your outing to confirm the reservation.
Good canoeing sites along the “Old Mill Stream”, through Hancock County, are located at two prime sections of the Blanchard River. Float trips west of Findlay can launch down river from Liberty Landing and float west to Blanchard Landings, requiring three to four hours. The HPD can also provide transportation for the canoes and kayaks. Hourly trips up river from Riverside Park can extend to Bright Road (C.R. 95) or beyond, depending on weather levels.
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