With the summer heat and higher water levels, it is important to remember to wear a personal floatation device (PFD) when playing near or in the river.
If you don't have a life jacket, be sure to borrow (and return) one from the life jacket loaner station at Centennial Park near the boat put-in / take-out.
1) All persons are required to wear a life jacket when swimming in a whitewater park.
2) Any person under the age of 13 is required to wear a life jacket when swimming anywhere in the Arkansas River within AHRA or when occupying a vessel.
3) All occupants of inner tubes and similar devices are required to wear a life jacket.
If you plan on playing in the river, tell someone where you are going, when you expect to return, and where to call if you don’t. Never tube or boat alone.
Be safe this summer and wear a life jacket!