Every dock has a different layout depending on its use. A dock can just be used for accessing your boat, but there are so many other activities out on the water! It’s always important to have the activities that you plan on doing kept in mind when buying a new dock. Activities such as fishing, swimming, and kayaking are just a few fun activities that are needed for summer camps and parks to enjoy more of what their waterfront has to offer.
The Top 3 Waterfront Features for Parks and Summer Camps
Most people would choose to spend a hot summer day out on the water if they could, in our opinion. Summer Camps and Parks love to offer kids and families a chance to experience the fun on the water, but they often don’t lack the proper dock layout for all the activities. A good dock layout plans on the activities that it will be used for, such as a fishing pier for catching fish. Here are some great ideas for dock layouts that will greatly benefit your summer camps and public parks.
1. Swimming Platform
If you’re on a lake or pond, or any other body of water that has little flow and fluctuation, then a swimming platform is a great idea. It allows for campers to be able to jump in and out of the water with ease. The great thing about swimming platforms is they’re pretty budget friendly! Platforms can also feature addons such as a waterslide. A swim platform is a great investment that will increase your swimming activity on your water for many years.
2. Kayak and Canoe Launch
Kayaking is another popular summer activity, with many people paddling up and down lakes and rivers. Most kayakers will know, getting into your kayak or canoe from a dock that’s high above the water is no easy task. Fortunately, EZ Dock offers many great kayak launch options. These allow for kayakers to safely enter and launch their kayak with ease. Plus there’s no risk of them falling into the water! There’s other methods for allowing kayaking access as well, such as having a low profile dock. With a dock close to the water height, these dock sections are great for small boating activities and they’re great for rowing teams!
3. Fishing Piers
Having a public fishing access is a great feature for parks and camps to offer those that don’t own a boat, but love the water. If you’re interested in a fishing pier it’s best to consult your local marine construction expert for planning and design. They’ll help determine what solution works best to allow people to access the water without having to get in.
Keeping Your Waterfront Safe with ADA
While your dock is being installed, make sure you keep the safety of your users in mind. As always, make sure the right anchoring method is used to ensure that your dock is stable and secure. Make sure your swim platform is far out and deep enough that nobody will get hurt if they jump in.
If you’re interested in a new dock for your summer camp or public park, look no further than the easiest solution available: EZ Dock! EZ Dock is a modular dock system that can be shaped into any type of configuration. Not only is it easy to adapt, but it’s also durable! With a lifetime rating of up to 60 years, EZ Dock will be the maintenance free solution your park or camp needs. For more information, feel free to contact us.