LEISURE

Lake Miramar has rentals for springtime

Rocky Mountain Recreation Center provides rentals at Lake Miramar including row boats, motor boats, pedal boats, kayaks and beach cruiser-style bicycles. (courtesy photo)

Lake Miramar has rentals for springtime

Lake Miramar has long been a staple of scenery and recreation for San Diegans. With the warmer weather approaching, locals can enjoy the amenities offered by a company providing rentals like kayaks, bikes and boats to make the most of the spring and summer.

Rocky Mountain Recreation Center, which manages recreation services throughout California and Colorado, was awarded a 20-year contract with the City of San Diego to operate the concessions and rental business not only at Lake Miramar, but at six other lakes throughout San Diego.

In addition to being regional manager for Rocky Mountain Recreation, Jeff DeMeester also teaches a class on boat safety once a week. DeMeester is familiar with the area and knows how much locals enjoy Lake Miramar.

“I’m actually surprised there isn’t a club for paddle boarding,” DeMeester said. “We’d definitely love to see more people come in the early mornings to miss the hustle and bustle of afternoon crowds. They could really enjoy the morning silence and glassy water.”

Eventually, DeMeester would like to implement summer camp-type programs with the use of these rentals.

“We hope to find community support soon,” DeMeester said. “We work with non-profits so it’s a possibility to fund these programs.”

Visitors can enjoy several types of rented equipment, such as row boats, motor boats, deluxe pedal boats, kayaks, beach cruiser-style bicycles, and bait and tackle for fishing. While weekends are the busiest at the lake, visitors can still enjoy a vast space for picnicking, running and more.

The concession stand is located next to the restrooms. To learn more about Lake Miramar and Rocky Mountain Recreation Center, visit bit.ly/2KBcPRU.

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