Millennium Park

Boat Rentals


At the DeVos Family Boathouse, we offer kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards for rent. Boaters can access the lake surrounding the beach and recreation area as well as Lake Leota to the north, by paddling under a trail bridge. Combined, these lakes cover about 100 acres with nearly 4 miles of shoreline to explore.

A paved pathway connects the new boating center to the beach area near the Splashpad.

Season pass holders receive $2 off the total cost of any boat or paddleboard rental. Savings apply to up to three rentals per day and are not valid in combination with any other coupon or discount.

Please be sure to review our additional rules and information for boat and paddleboard rentals before arriving at the park.

A Note on Private Boats

Private boats/kayaks currently are not allowed to launch from park property. This policy is to protect the lakes at Millennium Park from the threat of invasive species.

For more information on invasive aquatic species in Michigan, please visit one of these outside links:

Season of Operation

Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day (Actual dates are weather dependent)


Rentals Begin


Last Rental Departs

6:00pm (Mid-Summer*) | 5:00pm (Early & Late Summer)

All Boats Due Back In

7:00pm (Mid-Summer*) | 6:00pm (Early & Late Summer)

Boat Rental Fees

Tandem Kayaks & Stand-Up Paddleboards

$10 for first hour, $8 each additional hour

Single Kayaks, Canoes & Row Boats

$8 for first hour, $6 each additional hour


$6 for first half-hour, $4 each additional half-hour

* Memorial Day weekend through the 4th Sunday in August