Party For the Planet

Party for the Planet

Kayak River Clean-up | Saturday, April 27 2019

The Hutchinson Zoo has partnered with The Association of Zoos & Aquariums and Arkanoe to provide the community with a unique Earth Day celebration. Kayak down the Arkansas River while picking up trash along with way. Arkanoe is sponsoring the kayak rides for the first 36 registered participants. At the end of your ride we will be hosting a fun beach party with food, drinks, and educational games. This will be a fun way to celebrate Earth Day & do our part to keep the earth clean and loved! 


Kayaking spots are limited. You'll want to register fast! You can register online here: ALL kayaks reserved. At this time we are no longer accepting reservations. (3/11/2019).

Have your own kayak? Feel free to join us! Arkanoe will be providing free shuttle service to and from the loading site until 2:00 PM.

On the day of the event, a waiver will be provided for all participants to fill out. In order to ride down the river in one of Arkanoe's kayaks, every participant must fill out a waiver.


Kayaking will begin at 11:00am.

With float trip and trash pick-up along the way we suggest you plan for your kayaking journey to take around three hours.


At the end of your journey we will have a party on the beach! We will be serving food and drinks. Earth Day events and games will also be a part of grand celebration! 

Even if you can't make the kayaking, you are welcome to clean-up along the shore and partake in the after party! 

Questions? Contact Zoe at the Zoo: 620-694-2652 or via email: