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In the mood for some outdoor fun to kick off your summer without breaking your budget or leaving town? Look no further than the Trenton Business Association’s next “Biz Blast.”

Riverside Kayak Connection and Trenton Parks and Recreation are teaming up to present the event, which is set for Thursday, June 7, at Elizabeth Park.

The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. near the park’s main entrance with the grand opening of the kayak rental facility now located there.

“We’re pretty excited,” said Anita Twardesky of the Riverside Kayak Connection. “This is our first official year and we will be doing a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of the program.”

Kayakers will be able to use the service from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $10 per paddler for every half hour, and that includes a lifejacket, paddle and kayak.

“Elizabeth Park is a wonderful setting, and this is a great thing for southeast Michigan and the Downriver area,” Twardesky said.

“It’s also a great way for people to come out and enjoy the great restaurants and amenities that our community has to offer. We hope everyone comes out to show their support.”

Following the opening of the kayak rental program, the Trenton Business Association Biz Blast will take place at the Elizabeth Park Marina from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a free shuttle available from the launch site to the Biz Blast.

The Biz Blast is set to include a tour of the 52-slip marina and boat launch facilities. Attendees will be able to explore creative ways the marina can enhance their business, network with area business professionals and elected officials, all while enjoying light refreshments compliments of area restaurants.

“The city entered into a one-year agreement with Wayne County to operate the marina last fall,” said Joann Perna, director of the Trenton Parks and Recreation Department.                “We are excited to showcase this wonderful facility to the business community and share our ideas and vision for expanded business opportunities and exposure to the boating community.”

For more info, contact the Parks and Recreation at (734) 675-7300 or the Riverside Kayak Connection at (734) 285-2925, or visit

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