Maple Bluff SUP Sharing Program Description
Goal: To provide residents of the Village of Maple Bluff the opportunity to recreate on Lake Mendota. To make the facilities of the Marina more accessible to residents who do not use the Marina as a storage facility.
Who is eligible: Adult residents (age 16 and older) of Maple Bluff are eligible to participate, pending completion of all appropriate forms and waivers. Guests and/or children of such participants are only allowed on Maple Bluff’s vessel while accompanied by the participant on the water. All participants are fully responsible for their actions. Parents are fully responsible for children under the age of 18. No one under 16 is permitted to take the vessels out alone.
Program: April 15 – October 15. Participants will be able to sign up in 1-4 hour increments on Google calendar.
Program Management: This program will be under the management of the Recreation Director and staff. All Program participants must have a Google Account to access the Google Calendar link.
- 8 regular lifejackets
- 4 Kids lifejackets
- 6 Standup Paddelboards & paddles
- Combination locks on all equipment
Policies & Procedures:
- Prior to use, each participant must have signed a program agreement with emergency contacts and numbers listed.
- Each vessel will be locked with a combination lock.
- Reservations cannot be made for more than four hours at a time without the permission of the Recreation Director.
- Participants can only make one reservation at a time. For example, a participant cannot block out a number of reservations.
- Participants will find lifejackets and paddles in the storage locker behind the beach house in a locked storage box.
- All boaters are required to wear lifejackets at all times while on the water. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- The vessel, paddles and jackets must be returned to their appropriate locations and properly secured.
- All boats are required to be returned prior to sunset and cannot be signed out until sunrise (state law).
- Participants should inspect their boat, paddle and lifejacket before and after use to report any missing or damaged property to the Recreation Department.
- All boats cannot be transported to a separate location or lake.
- No vehicles may be parked in service driveway at the beach
- It is strongly recommended participants use their best judgment for inclement weather (severe thunderstorm watches, high winds, fog advisory, etc.). The Recreation Department may cancel reservations in the event of these dangerous situations.
- All users must obey all Wisconsin Safe Boater Laws