Stand Up Paddleboarding is the newest of the 6 free/donation based activities UpaDowna offers. It is designed to break down barriers & encourage folks to try the sport of SUP and provide info about where to rent or buy your own equipment. It is amazing to see the empowerment that kids have after they learn how to paddle on their own! It is also very inspiring for adults to find a new, healthy, and fun sport that they can easily do!
Get ahead of the line! Sign the waiver for yourself or everyone in your group before you get to the lake. The waiver only needs to be signed once. When you arrive, just check in with us under the tent! https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5af5ed705265f/web/
-FREE community paddle party, drop in anytime we are there! Donations are always appreciated!
-NO previous experience necessary! We teach you everything you need to know!
-We provide EVERYTHING you need: a board, paddle, life jacket, and permit
-Find us on the west side of the lake under the UpaDowna tent near the BIG BLUE BUS!
-Feel free to bring your own equipment (kayaks, canoes, boards) or use our boards for free. Prospect Lake requires a permit if you have your own watercraft. Those can be purchased at Sertich Ice Center or the boathouse near the lake
-All ages/skill levels welcome! We recommend kids 8 and under ride with an adult.
-Wear athletic clothing/swimsuits/trunks and sandals or water shoes
-Suggested items: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses w/cord, water, a towel and a change of clothing
-UpaDowna has boards to share. If you would like to rent one, please check out our SUP Social supporting business Pikes Peak Outfitter or buy one from our sup provider, Shaboomee.
-Due to the popularity of this program, there can be a line for the equipment. It’s suggested to bring other activities to pass the time. There are no reservations, just drop in anytime when we are there.
**WEATHER: usually we do not cancel. Stay tuned to Facebook for the most updated news, or call 719-429-9006 for info. If it’s windy, we may ask kids 8-12 to paddle with an adult. If it is rainy, we’ll still paddle, if there is lightning, all boards will be taken off the water.
UpaDowna is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.
To help us continue our mission, please consider making a donation at upadowna.org/donate. Thanks!