Anoka expands Rum River slip rentals

Beginning the spring of 2014, the city of Anoka will provide additional boat slip rental opportunities at two locations: Akin Riverside Park and Rum River North.

Akin Riverside Park boat slips. Photo courtesy of the city of Anoka

Akin Riverside Park boat slips. Photo courtesy of the city of Anoka

The city currently provides six rental slips at Akin Riverside Park and plans to expand the docking capacity to 12 slips in 2014. The slips at Akin Riverside Park are adjacent to the public boat launch near the intersection of Second Avenue and Washington Street.

The new slips, referred to as Rum River North, will be located along the east bank of the Rum River to the north of Bunker Lake Boulevard.

Seasonal rent is $1,800 at Akin Riverside Park and $1,000 at Rum River North. Rental slips accommodate boats up to 24 feet in length and 8.5 feet wide.

Renters of the slips at Akin Riverside Park have access to the Mississippi River above the Coon Rapids Dam. All leases are annually renewable for eight seasons.

Individuals interested in leasing one of the additional six slips at Akin Riverside Park or new slips at Rum River North must submit an application by Friday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. for the lottery draw which will occur on Monday, Nov. 25.

Residents in the city of Anoka will receive priority with those names being placed in the drawing first. Remaining boat slips will be filled by a non-resident lottery. Applications are available at www.ci.anoka.mn.us or by contacting the Public Services Department at 763-576-2980.

The city also has six slips available for lease at Riverfront Park (above the Rum River Dam) in 2014. These slips rent for $800 per season. Riverfront Park slips were made available for application/lottery earlier this year and the remaining five slips are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals interested in renting at Riverfront Park must submit a completed lease and deposit. Lease forms are available at www.ci.anoka.mn or by contacting the Public Services Department at 763-576-2980.

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