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Person on boat with fishing gear


Welcome back to The Mansions on the Park Blog! This month, enjoy a kayak ride on us.


Kayaking can be both a relaxing and a fierce calorie-burning activity. There are many health benefits of this water activity, including the following:

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness

  • Increased muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest

  • Increased torso and leg strength, as the strength to power a canoe or kayak comes mainly from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs

  • Reduced risk of wear-and-tear on joints and tissues, since paddling is a low impact activity


You can enjoy kayaking too, just 20 minutes from our apartment community in Magnolia, Texas at the Riva Row Boat House.


“Get in a kayak state of mind at the Riva Row Boat House! Riva Row Boat House is a beautiful amenity in The Woodlands that’s perfect for many occasions, including a family outing, a date or group games. Within walking distance from Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, it’s a great way to see The Woodlands Waterway from a kayak point of view.”


More information from the website:


Seasonal Hours of Operation

  • January 1 - May 14: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset)  | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • May 15 - August 13: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last Call: 7 p.m.)  | Closed Wednesdays

  • August 14 - December 31: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset)  | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Rental Pricing

  • Single Kayak: $15 for the first hour.

  • Tandem Kayak: $20 for the first hour.

  • Paddle Boards: $20 for the first hour.

  • Swan Boats: $25 for the first hour.

  • $5 per additional hour for single and tandem kayaks, paddle boards and swan boats.

  • Valid ID is required for all rentals.

  • Two-person maximum per kayak.


Online Waiver Forms


Liability waivers can be filled out online or on a tablet at either boathouse. Once completed, the liability waiver remains active for the current year.




Reservations are not mandatory for kayak rentals, but may be made for your birthday, special interest or group outing. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and full payment is required at the time of making the reservation. To confirm your reservation, call our staff at 281-210-3965.

  • No reservations taken on holidays.

  • No reservations on stand-up paddle boards.

  • Rentals will be offered on a first-come basis.

Disclaimer: The Mansions on the Park is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.