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Kayak, Canoe and Boat Launch Application Rules and Recommendations – NYC Parks

The success of the City’s boat launches — both for hand-powered and non-hand-powered craft alike — is dependent upon the NYC Park Department safety record. To assure compliance with safety requirements, the City requires a permit for the use of all City kayak and canoe as well as power and sailboat launch facilities. Permits may be obtained by mail or in person for a fee of $15.00 at the following permit offices: