Introduction to White Water Kayaking - Kirkwood CE

Pinicon Ridge Park, Linn County

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at white water kayaking but you never had a chance? Through a cooperative agreement between Linn County Conservation, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation, and Manchester Parks and Recreation, we are pleased to offer you a Continuing Education Course designed to help you get your feet wet in the sport through a series of experiences. We will anticipate the thrill of the adventure and we wish to see you grow in the sport!

The classes are held: July 9, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids

July 10 and 12, 6 - 8 p.m., Eagle View Shelter at Pinicon Ridge Park 

July 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Manchester White Water Park


Classes will include an introduction to basic strokes, safety considerations, several river experiences to start skills work, and then a visit to Manchester White Water Park to give paddling white water a try. This should provide you a nice base to build upon for your journey into white water kayaking.  Participants will learn various ways to connect with the white water community. Course taught by American Canoe Association certified White Water Kayak instructors. Find the course in the Kirkwood Summer Continuing Education Guide by registering at:

Or call 319-398-1022. Cost $95/person.



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Introduction to White Water Kayaking - Kirkwood CE


Sunday, July 9, 2023 - Saturday, July 15, 2023
3:30 PM - 12:00 PM


Bender Pool, Pinicon Ridge Park & Manchester WWP
940 14th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Conservation Education Team Naturalist, Chuck Ungs 319-892-6485
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