Moms and Money: Lake Springfield

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The temperatures are finally heating up in the Ozarks. With local children on summer vacation, parents may be looking for a way to cool off.

“If you’re wanting to come out to rent a kayak or canoe we do have those available at this time” said Jennifer Perkins, Coordinator with Lake Springfield Park and Boathouse.

Sitting on the south side of Springfield, Lake Springfield Park and Boathouse offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Before setting off on any water activities, safety is the number one priority.

“All of our boats are, of course, are required to have everyone inside wearing their life jacket as a safety precaution and we have staff who will be out at the boat launch to help people get into their boat and get situated” said Perkins.

Once out on the water, there is plenty of scenery to take in while you paddle around the lake.

“We have a wonderful population of different types of bird wildlife” said Perkins.

Lake Springfield offers an opportunity for parents to get their children comfortable around water by offering activities they can do together.

“It is so important to introduce your kids to being on the water early because they’re so enthusiastic and they can really conquer that fear” said Perkins.

It’s a place where kids can get their sea legs under them.

″I absolutely love it whenever it is either the kiddo’s first time being out on the water or maybe they are 14 years old and it’s their first time getting to command their first single kayak by themselves and they’re so so enthusiastic about getting out and exploring and I love getting to see that” said Perkins.

It is ten dollars an hour for solo kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and twelve dollars an hour for tandem kayaks and canoes. Click here to reserve a canoe, kayak or paddle board or read more about Lake Springfield Park and Boathouse’s other activities.

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