November 27, 2022

Stark Parks teaches kayaking, paddleboarding at Walborn Reservoir

Stark Parks staff trained area residents Saturday at Walborn Lake, getting them ready to tackle…

Stark Parks staff trained area residents Saturday at Walborn Lake, getting them ready to tackle a variety of water sports.

Justin Crawford, education programmer for Stark Parks, said more than 100 people attended the Paddle Skedaddle event at the Lexington Township park.

“A lot of the participants were there to try a boat for the first time, which was our goal for the event,” Crawford said. “We wanted to give the community an opportunity to try something new in the parks, in a safe environment, to see if it would be an activity that they would want to pursue as a recreational hobby.

“It was also a great way to let people know that if they do want to pursue it further, we provide those opportunities through various programs in the parks.”