Hoyt Lake FLOATmingo Paddle Boats Are Back This Summer

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on May 14, 2021
FLOATmingo Paddle Boat at Hoyt Lake
FLOATmingo Paddle Boat at Hoyt Lake / Photo courtesy of

Paddle Boats will officially launch on Saturday, May 15th

The FLOtilla of FLOATmingos on Hoyt Lake continues to grow with the arrival of additional bright pink flamingo paddle boats, making it a true Flam-bouyance with nine total floats. Available for rent through Hoyt Lake Rowboats, the FLOATmingos offer summer fun for the whole family.

“Our partnership with the Buffalo Maritime Center and Hoyt Lake Rowboats is appreciated in offering this exciting community amenity as a fun boating option this summer,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Park use has increased by 40% and as we embark on a new park season, we strive to provide you, and your friends and family, with healthy green spaces to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize. An activity such as this is a tribute to the spirit of Buffalo and our cooperative resilience.”  


“Boating in Hoyt Lake is a time-honored tradition,” said Joe Koessler, President of the Buffalo Maritime Center Board of Trustees. “Our partnership with the Conservancy aligns with the Maritime Center’s mission of promoting knowledge and appreciation of our community’s maritime heritage, and that includes our fancy flock of FLOATmingo paddle boats. We hope everyone in the community comes to Hoyt Lake to experience beautiful water views of Olmsted’s Delaware Park.”

Rowboats at Hoyt Lake / Photo courtesy of

Rowboat and FLOATmingo rentals are available daily from noon to 8pm, weather depending. Rental rates are $10 for 30 minutes for rowboats and $15 for 30 minutes for the FLOATmingo paddle boat. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on the Buffalo Maritime Center website: Follow @Hoyt_Lake_Rowboats on Instagram for regular updates.


About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation, through a unique public-private partnership, to manage, operate and maintain an entire urban park system consisting of more than 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Conservancy is an independent not-for-profit, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations.  More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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