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Under 23 and Junior World Championships Trials
DRAGON BOAT ENCOUNTER
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Dragon boat paddling is fun, but if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
At Nathan Benderson Park, we know rounding up a group can be difficult, so we created an affordable recreational program to help you get on the water.
Our Dragon Boat Encounter is a five-week program designed to get novices up to speed fast — and it culminates with an actual race!
You’ll practice twice weekly, and we supply all the equipment. All you have to do is show up in water-friendly attire.
You can do this. Get on the water with us today!
• Five weeks of practices with certified coaches
• All equipment provided (boats, paddles, personal flotation devices)
• Team shirts for the race
• Entry fee for the Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival on July 10, right here at NBP
Cost: $150 plus fees and taxes (if applicable) per person
PARK ACCESS UPDATES
EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911
SOCIAL DISTANCING — Park visitors are reminded to practice safe social distancing, to remain home if they have any signs of illness, and to wash their hands regularly with soap and water.
RECREATION EQUIPMENT RENTALS — Daily rentals are available by appointment — click here to learn more! Unlimited recreational equipment rentals are available as an add-on to the basic NBPerks! membership for $20 per month (in addition to the $10 per month basic membership fee).
BOATING — The boat ramps are open. Gas motors are not allowed (this is a county ordinance, and it is enforced). Gas motors fixed to boats must be raised to indicate they aren’t in use.
PLAYGROUND — The Ronald A. Balducci Playground is open during park hours — it will close for an hour at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. for an hour for cleaning.