Avalon will continue to offer free registration to Avalon residential property owners for the 216 berths available at the Avalon Kayak Park.
Avalon will conduct registration from, March 1st through April 1st, 2024. Registrations are accepted in person during regular business hours, seven days a week, at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach in Avalon or by filling out the convenient form located at the bottom of this web page. That form will be posted as of March 1st, 2024.
Each successful applicant will be allowed to reserve one temporary storage space at the Avalon Kayak Park for the 2024 season, which runs from May 1st through October 31st.
A lottery drawing shall take place during the first week of April, 2024 to designate kayaks for the season. 250 names will be drawn during the lottery.
Only one kayak registration will be permitted for each residential dwelling.
The Avalon Department of Recreation will contact the berth recipients and those drawn to the wait list via contact information provided by the applicant. Unsuccessful applicants who were not drawn in the lottery will not be contacted, but are encouraged to follow-up with the Recreation Department.
Individuals who are successfully selected in the lottery must visit us April 17th through June 30th to fill out a receipt form, verify residency/property ownership, and receive a registration tag to be affixed to the kayak for the 2024 season. Any property owner who fails to complete this process and have the designated kayak in the temporary storage berth by June 30th will sacrifice the berth for the 2024 season.
Registration tags are non-assignable and non-transferable.
During your registration, you will be asked if you plan on abandoning your temporary storage berth at the Avalon Kayak Park well before the season ends. If you verify a date when your berth will be abandoned, it will be made available for anyone on our waiting list or for the general public.
Only kayaks can be temporarily stored in the berths at the Kayak Park. Any kayaks or other vessels may not be left on the grounds of the kayak park for any reason or any amount of time. The Park is checked daily and any kayaks, sailing vessels, or other objects left on the ground will be impounded.
Any registered or unregistered kayaks, sailing vessels, paddleboards, surfboards, bicycles, canoes, or other watercraft left in the park in a berth or on the ground between November 1st and April 30th of the following year will be impounded by the Borough and held by the Borough until claimed.
Please read the ordinance posted here for additional rules, regulations, and residency/property owner requirements.