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Outdoor recreation rental facility opens in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Adventure WV is now operating the newly constructed outdoor recreation rental facility at the Walnut Street Landing. Residents can now expect expanded recreation opportunities along the Monongalia River.

Residents can rent kayaks, paddleboards, PFDs, bicycles, helmets and more. Youth Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) are available, and additional child- and family-friendly equipment will be added this spring.

Labor Day weekend hours of operation are 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The future schedule will be adjusted to meet the needs of users.

Rental rates start at $10.00 per hour for comfort bikes and kayaks for community members, discounts will be offered for WVU affiliates and students. A valid driver’s license or WVU ID is required for renting equipment, and only cashless payments are accepted.

“We’re thrilled to bring another unique recreational opportunity to Morgantown,” said Emily Muzzarelli, assistant city manager for the City of Morgantown. “Expanding the use of the Monongalia River and rail-trail system allows Morgantown to better serve its residents and visitors. Adventure WV has the expertise when it comes to outdoor recreation, so we are incredibly excited to be partnering with them on this project. It’s a really great addition to Walnut Street Landing and the improvements made at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.”

Adventure WV is a West Virginia University program that encourages personal growth, leadership development and social responsibility through participation in outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, climbing, ziplining and more.

“Morgantown is fortunate to have two great recreational assets in the Mon River and the Rail Trail system. Now, with the opening of a rental service, more residents, students and visitors can take advantage of both,” said Nathan Harlan, executive director of the Office of Student Wellness. “WVU is excited to partner with the City of Morgantown to bring their experience with outdoor recreation (through Adventure WV) to help provide boats, bikes and other rec equipment for rental right on the river and trail.”

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