Friday, December 18, 2015

Borrowing Fishing Tackle is Easy as Borrowing a Book!


Borrowing Fishing Tackle is Easy as Borrowing a Book!
Ryerson Station Park is pleased to announce that it is an official Fishing Tackle Loaner Site. Visitors of the park can come to the park office 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and borrow rods, reels and tackle box full of hooks and other tackle free of charge. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, fishing equipment will be available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. If you plan on borrowing the equipment on the weekend, please call the park office and make arrangements. Equipment must be returned by 4:00 P.M, unless prior arrangements are made. This equipment is borrowed in much the same way books are borrowed from a library. Those wanting to borrow gear complete a form and the loan is made. At the end of the loan period the equipment is returned to the site.

All borrowers are required to follow all fishing regulations and licensing requirements.

This program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the American Sportfishing Association, and the Department of Conservation and Natural

 -About 50 parks in North Carolina lend fishing tackle under the states Tackler Loan Program. The  N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission pays 75% of the cost of the gear. Someone got 50 parks in North Carolina  to lend fishing gear.  Great!. If you can loan fishing gear why can't you loan volleyballs or hula hoops?  I gave a call to one of the parks  who got the gear and asked if you can lend fishing gear any reason you can't lend other sports equipment. Answer was "I don't think so".

  -Can't afford to staff a unstaffed  park full time? How about part time. Part time employees can be hired to work 1 or 2  weekend day to man Play Libraries at unstaffed parks.

Central Park visitors can borrow North Meadow Recreation Center kits that include various sporting goods, such as frisbees, jump ropes, balls, bats, and hula-hoops. Basketballs, to be used at the Center's basketball courts, are available upon showing a photo id.



Equipment Loan Program

The Municipal Recreation & Parks Department has a variety of sport and recreation equipment that can be borrowed on a sign in/out basis.

Equipment available for loan:

  • Snowshoes
  • Nordic Walking Poles
  • Indoor Curling Kit
  • Ground hockey gear (sticks, helmets, goalie gear)
  • Hockey skates
  • Basketballs
  • Baseball equipment
  • Outdoor games (oversized chess game, croquet, bean bag toss)
  • If there is a piece of equipment that you have in mind but is not our list please call ext. 229. We may have it or we may be able to direct you to someone who does.   link

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Estell Manor Park


 Bicycle and Other Equipment Lending Program- During Nature Center hours, visitors to Estell Manor may borrow bikes and helmets, softball equipment, volleyballs, frisbees, jump ropes, horseshoes and soccer balls. An adult with a driver's license must accompany children borrowing equipment. Free! Children (under 14 years of age) riding bikes, roller blades or skates are required to wear helmets as per NJ State Law.  link

ROXBORO, N.C. (May 17, 2011) – Fishing on Mayo Lake has become more accessible, thanks in part to a cooperative effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Person County Recreation Arts and Parks, who are providing free loaner adaptive fishing gear to physically challenged anglers.
The adaptive fishing gear, which can be borrowed from the Mayo Park office, is available free of charge through the Wildlife Commission’s Tackle Loaner Program.  Park staff has electric reels, pole harnesses, easy-cast fishing poles and easy-grip gloves available to loan to anglers who have limited hand, arm and upper body movement.
“This adaptive fishing gear gives fishermen the ability to cast and reel in fish with minimum effort,” said Jeremy Royster, Mayo Park Ranger. “Anglers can register at the park office to join the program and receive a tackle loaner card that lets them borrow free loaner tackle at Mayo Park, as well as other participating tackle loaner sites across the state.
“We’re fortunate that the Commission is offering this adaptive fishing gear through the Tackle Loaner Program because it allows Mayo Park to expand outdoor opportunities for persons with physical limitations.”
 The adaptive fishing gear is funded through a 75-25 percent cost-share venture between the Commission and the parks department and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis through the Commission’s Tackle Loaner Program, which loans rods and reels just as a library loans books. Anglers register to receive a tackle loaner ID card that lets them check out a rod and reel for free for the day. While the program is geared toward children under 16, anyone interested in fishing can participate.

Community Park

Located in the heart of Poway, Community Park is one of our most active parks! Ride the bowl at the Skate Park, hit a home run in the ball fields, swing at Adventure Playground, shout bingo at the Senior Center, run with your dog at Dog Park, or borrow fun recreational equipment while picnicking. link
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 This year’s Summer Park Program special events included cookouts with the park staff, movie day at the Community Center, National Mustard Day event, Family Fun Night and Bubble Day. We had great attendance at our daily park activities which include borrowing equipment (tennis
racquets, balls, hula hoops, games, etc.), daily sports and games at the parks and participating in craft time with the staff.  link

Don’t let a lack of gear stop you! Try out our equipment for free. Our Outdoor Gear Bank has backpacks, tents, sleeping pads, trekking poles, and much more to borrow for free! link

 Murray Avenue Bridge Area - designed for fun, interactive games like shuffleboard, giant checkers, and hopscotch. To borrow equipment for these games, you must supply your Town of Mamaroneck Recreation Department ID Card or driver's license   link

Churchill Park , Ct
The Parks and Recreation Department has three bags of sports equipment available for residents to borrow throughout the Spring and Summer months.  Equipment bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Equipment bags are available for loan on weekends until Columbus Day.  For the Sports Equipment Reservation Form, which has a list of bag contents and reservation policies, please click here