Watercraft Courses

Ohio Boater's Education Course

Barberton Parks and Recreation offers the NASBLA approved Ohio Boater's Education Course required for Ohio boaters born on or after January 1st, 1982. Classes include material such as basic practice, laws, navigation, and water sport safety.  All classes run 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pizza and chips are provided. Registration must be done in advance. Please call 330-861-7135, or register online here

Fees: $10 for 18 and above, no fee for ages 17 and under.
Ages: All ages welcome
Time: 8 am- 3 pm
Location: Parks Offices located at 500 West Hopocan Ave. Barberton, OH 44203
Dates: August 10, September 14, and October 5, 2019


Level 1 Paddling Courses - 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages 10+ are welcomed to learn basic paddling skills.  The cost is $10 and pre-registration is required.  Please call 330-861-7118 to register.
July 27 - Stand Up Paddle Boarding
August 4 - Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Watercraft Division