The Village of Tarrytown maintains kayak storage racks on the Hudson River. For $190.00 a year, Tarrytown residents can leave their kayak or canoe locked up and secured on one of 32 spots in four racks near the launch ramp at the South end of the Losee Park. (Losee Park is located on Green Street, Tarrytown, on the river side of the train tracks, just before you get to the Washington Irving Boat Club.)

This means the end of car-topping kayaks from garage to water. And the ease of getting boats into the Hudson River means, naturally, more time actually spent on the water, alone or in groups.

This is great local paddlers, but it also comes with a benefit for the river. More access to the water means a greater sense of stewardship, ownership, and protection, because who can paddle past a piece of floating foam and not pick it up? Kayakers become eyes on the river, even as we enjoy simply being out on in the morning sunrise on calm, flat water.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE RACK: Interested in renting a space in the racks? The spaces go on sale in the spring. Each kayak permit, entitling you to a spot on the rack, costs $190 annually and can be reserved at the Recreation Center.  You can complete this form and bring it to the Rec Center for assignment and payment – or you can just fill one out there.   

You are required to display the Village permit sticker on your craft, and you must wear a personal flotation device while on the water. All kayaks and canoes must be locked to the storage racks. There are strong winds off the River that can blow loosely-affixed kayaks off the racks, and we have found that a dual-lasso cable looped around both ends of a kayak, and passing behind the uprights to be the most secure solution.