The River Trail, Adado Riverfront Park and Grand River play host to thousands of people looking for outdoor activities in Lansing, each summer. These are sites where families spend quality time together, friends catch up on their busy lives and lifelong healthy habits are formed. It is imperative that we invest in these community attractions. Dragon boat racing gives us the perfect platform to attract more visitors and raise money for revitalization projects.
The dragon boat committee formed a partnership with Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (an action-based environmental organization) to ensure that all proceeds from the 2011 race are used to create environmentally sound projects that will enhance Lansing’s waterfront. A few positive changes have already started to materialize at East Adado Park, the area around the boat docks will being cleared out and additional docks will be constructed.
We are thrilled to bring the fastest growing water sport in the world to Lansing. We hope that this event will spark a new interest in Lansing’s waterfront.