Parks and Recreation
After Dark in the Park
Date September 15, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

National Estuaries Week Sunset Paddle

6:30 to 9 PM
Event full - sign up for the waiting list

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Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Hillsborough County are partnering on this trip to highlight the importance of working together to protect and restore natural habitats. It will be a beautiful way to learn about connections throughout the watershed and the history of community collaboration to restore Tampa Bay. TBEP's Andy Fairbanks, formerly ELAPP's outreach coordinator, will co-lead this trip with CELM's Chris Kiddy.

Things to know

  • Cost: $5 per person
    • Pay on the day of the event
  • There is a $2 park entry fee per vehicle for up to 8 people
  • Participants should meet at Visitors Center
  • Weather related cancellations are possible
  • Minimum age is:
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by adult
  • Canoe information
    • $25 for canoe/kayak rental
    • Arrive at least 30 minutes early if you are renting a canoe or kayak
    • Email Chris Kiddy to check availability
  • The length of the paddle is 2.5 - 3.5 miles
  • Maximum amount of participants: 25
  • Things to bring

    Recommended to bring
    • Water in refillable container
    • Snacks
    • Hat
    • Water-friendly shoes
    • Change of clothes
    • Bathing suit
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Towel
    • Flashlight


    For more information, email Chris Kiddy or call (813) 853-1177.

    Event Details


    Upper Tampa Bay Park

    8001 Double Branch Rd.

    Tampa FL, 33635


    September 15, 2018 | 6:30 PM