May 2008

USCG Auxiliary

Safe Boating Week:

May 17-23

Come To Lake Pleasant For Kickoff To Safety

Lake Pleasant Regional Park is the site of the 2008 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration, which will be held on May 17 at the 10 Lane Ramp. 

Is your watercraft safe? Do you have everything onboard that you need to keep your family safe while you are on the water?

Are you knowledgeable of Arizona's boating laws and regulations? Do you know what all those buoys mean? This event can put those worries to rest as you find out more about keeping your family and boat safe.

This is your chance to see a real U.S. Coast Guard helicopter demonstrate rescue-swimmer techniques, just like the ones in the movies! Wakeboard demos, knot tying, sailboat and kayak demos, and much, much more is planned for the celebration at the 10 Lane boat ramp.

A fashion show is planned to show you the latest in lightweight, comfortable, and stylish life jackets! There will be prizes throughout the morning and lots of information from boating experts that will help you enjoy safe boating on the lake.

Find out how to operate your boat safely and learn about dangers such as excessive speed, alcohol, and carbon monoxide poisoning. And, don't miss this annual opportunity to get your FREE watercraft safety check, which will be available at both boat ramps.

While you might not pass, you won't be cited during the event! The inspection takes less than 15 minutes and can be performed while you get your boat ready to launch. Don't forget to stop and, hopefully, put your mind at ease knowing you are a safe boater.

This free service is brought to you by the park and the following sponsors: Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, and the Phoenix Power Squadron.

Date:   May 17
Time:   8 a.m.-noon      
Duration:   Inspections take less than 15 minutes, and you won't be cited!
Speakers:   Arizona Game & Fish Department, Phoenix Power Squadron, and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Registration Required?   No
Fee:  Park entry fees of $5.00 per vehicle plus $2.00 per watercraft
More Info:
Contact:  Events Coordinator (602) 372-7460, ext. 200
Location:  4 Lane and 10 Lane boat ramps

Note: Inspected watercraft owners receive a discount coupon good for next visit to the park.