Kayaking, Paddleboards, and Non-Motorized Boats

In summer, the park offers a free place to launch non-motorized boats, including kayaks and stand up paddle boards. If you have your own craft, you are welcome to launch from the park – non-motorized craft ONLY are permitted to use our boat ramp. The park is roughly one mile upstream from the Highland Park Dam which is difficult to see and VERY dangerous. Kayakers are only permitted to travel upstream away from the bridges and the city. The Allegheny River is used for commercial traffic so we strongly advise non-motorized boats to stay out of the middle of the river. As with other activities in the park, kayaking is at your own risk.

Other Activities

The park is host to a year-round drum circle, numerous free music events, Kindermusik classes for babies and toddlers, Yoga Flow classes, and The Riverfront Theater Company that has seasonal performances and theater camps for middle and high schoolers. Fox Chapel Area’s crew team also practices at the park and launches boats from their dedicated dock.

Allegheny RiverTrail Park is excited to host Winchester Thurston School’s Summer Camps beginning in summer 2021. See What’s Happening at ARP or contact the school, for more details.

Please check the Calendar on this website for more information on activities and events at the park.