Kayak Rentals at Watson Park

Receive basic instruction on kayak paddling techniques and safety. Then, you're off for a leisurely float. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waivers must be signed by clicking on the Waiver tab below. Pre-registration is not available. Must be 12 or older to ride.

  • Kayak rental: $10 per hour
  • Tandem Kayak rental: $20 per hour
  • Available during business hours. See park hours


Self-Service Kayak Rentals (closed until Spring)

Wichita Park and Recreation has partnered with Rent.Fun to offer a self-service kayak equipment rental service. Users scan a QR code on the cage to reserve and pay for a kayak rental for a specific amount of time at that location. All users must be 18 or older. Available during park hours. The kayak station is located in front of the concession building.

  • Kayak rental: $10 per hour

Per the terms of the rental agreement that each user must sign prior to rental, the user is responsible for the cost of any missing or damaged equipment during their rental. To avoid any such charges, we recommend that users report any issues regarding lost or damaged equipment by emailing Rent.Fun.

How It Works

To learn more about kayaking options in the City of Wichita, visit our River Recreation page.

  1. Bring Your Own
  2. Waiver

Individuals are welcome to bring their own kayak to Watson Park during park hours. Wichita Park & Recreation requires you to sign a waiver when utilizing your own kayak at Watson Park. Click the Waiver tab to complete. Check-in at the clubhouse before getting on the water at Watson Park.