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Paddle with the Mayor


Stones River 2011

Stones River 2011

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is a big supporter of the area’s waterways and watershed, it is one of the things we like best about him. (He’s long been a supporter of the Cumberland River Compact and the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival.) So, we are stoked to join TSRA, Metro and others for a paddle with the mayor day on April 20. Paddlers of all stripes—canoe, kayak and SUP—will float down the Stones River. This is a 1.5-mile paddle from Stone Hall (better known as the Kohl’s parking lot) to Heartland Park, although you can paddle back to Stone Hall for 3 miles total.

To kick off the season and encourage people to paddle with the mayor, we are not charging to rent boards that day. But we have a limited number of boards, so e-mail us at info [at] to reserve a board (plus paddle and pfd). If you’d rather reserve a canoe or kayak, e-mail Neel.Deshpande [at] (Safety note: The Stones River is a relatively tame paddle, but it is a moving river and there will be a lot of other people on the river. Pay attention.)

Let’s show the mayor what SUP is all about!