The public is invited to ribbon cutting at noon Aug. 30 for the newly installed kayak launch at Olson Park, N8108 Hwy 42, Algoma. The float-style kayak launch will allow for kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddle boarders of all abilities and experience levels to easily access the Ahnapee River. Users can avoid getting their feet wet as they effortlessly push or pull onto the port. The one-piece floating construction rises and falls with fluctuating water levels. Kayakers will provide demonstrations of use after the ribbon cutting.
The launch is a city project that was funded in part by the Algoma Lions Club and a grant through Algoma Utility. Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Algoma, Sara Robertson, said of the park’s future, “Bay-Lakes Regional Planning Commission has already started working on the Master Park Plan for Olson Park as well as identifying a water trail from Forestville to Algoma. This process will include having community engagement meetings in the next month.”