Outside recreation rental facility opens in Morgantown | 104.5 FM & 1440 AM | The Voice of Morgantown

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

Residents can rent kayaks, paddleboards, PFDs, bikes, helmets and more. Youth flotation devices (PFD) are available, and additional kid- and family-friendly gear will be added this spring.

Labor Day weekend hours are 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The future schedule will be adjusted to the needs of users.

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

“We are very excited to offer Morgantown another unique recreational opportunity,” said Emily Muzzarelli, Deputy City Manager for the City of Morgantown. “By expanding use of the Monongalia River and rail system, Morgantown can better serve its residents and visitors. Adventure WV have the know-how when it comes to outdoor recreation so we are incredibly excited to be working with them on this project. It’s a really great addition to Walnut Street Landing and the improvements made to 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, rock climbing, ziplining, and more.

“Morgantown is fortunate to have two great recreational areas, the Mon River and the Rail Trail system. With the opening of a rental service, more residents, students and visitors can now 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 leverage their outdoor recreation expertise (through Adventure WV) to provide boats, bikes and other rec gear rentals right on the river and trail.”