Paddleshare Rental

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Paddleshare Rentals have been temporarily closed. Pardon for the inconvenience and be well ♥.

Ipaddleport kiosk

Watercraft Rentals Available April 1, 2020!

Our self-serve watercraft stations with reservable kayaks and stand-up paddleboards will open for public use on Wednesday, April 1 at Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance, Klondike Park in Augusta and The Park at New Melle Lakes in New Melle. Guests must reserve a watercraft in advance through the rental link below; rentals will be available on the hour from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., April through October. The rentals come with paddles and life jackets to ensure a safe and fun time on the lake. If you are interested in trying your hand at kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding for free, join us from 1 - 5 p.m. at our PaddleShare Demo Day, Sunday, April 5 at Broemmelsiek Park. 

Here's How to Rent Watercraft Equipment:

  • Click on the rental link.
  • Follow Instructions and receive code. 
  • Enter code in the machine to get equipment; code will be valid up to 5 minutes prior to end of reservation time.
  • Watch rental tutorial video


  • Wear personal flotation device at all times.
  • Equipment must be returned and secured 5 minutes prior to end of rental window to avoid late fees. 
  • Personal flotation device and paddles must be secured inside the kayak and strapped in the mesh on top of the paddleboard when returned; the fin of the paddleboard must be removed and stored in the side door compartment of the unit.
  • In severe weather, leave the water and return equipment to the unit immediately.
  • If you have any questions or have problems with the equipment, call the Park Ranger on duty at 314-713-4394.

Rental Costs:

  • $10 per hour, per stand-up paddleboard
  • $10 per hour, per kayak
  • $15 per hour, per tandem kayak 
For more information, call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.