FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2022
New Kayak Rental Facility Opening at Walnut Street Landing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Starting September 1, Adventure WV will begin operating an outdoor recreation rental service in a newly constructed facility at the Walnut Street Landing. The project will expand the accessibility of recreational opportunities along the Monongalia River.
The facility will be open to the public and will provide adventure seekers with access to kayaks, paddleboards, PFDs, bicycles, helmets and more. Youth PFDs are available, and additional child- and family-friendly equipment will be added in the spring.
Initial operating hours during Labor Day Weekend are from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hours will be adjusted in the coming weeks and months to meet user needs.
Rentals start at $10.00 per hour for comfort bikes and kayaks for community members, with discounts for WVU affiliates and students. A valid driver’s license or WVU ID is required for renting equipment, and only card payments are accepted.
“We’re thrilled to bring another unique recreational opportunity to Morgantown,” said Emily Muzzarelli, assistant city manager for the City of Morgantown. “Expanding the use of the Monongalia River and rail-trail system allows Morgantown to better serve its residents and visitors. Adventure WV has the expertise when it comes to outdoor recreation, so we are incredibly excited to be partnering with them on this project. It's a really great addition to Walnut Street Landing and the improvements made at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.”
Adventure WV is a program of West Virginia University that aims to foster personal growth, leadership development and social responsibility through participation in outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, climbing, ziplining and more.
“Morgantown is fortunate to have two great recreational assets in the Mon River and the Rail Trail system. Now, with the opening of a rental service, more residents, students and visitors can take advantage of both,” said Nathan Harlan, executive director of the Office of Student Wellness. “WVU is excited to partner with the City of Morgantown to bring their experience with outdoor recreation (through Adventure WV) to help provide boats, bikes and other rec equipment for rental right on the river and trail.”
For more information, visit Adventure WV's website.