Community Outreach means many things to Zilker Boats.

We are dedicated to providing under funded youth organizations. We feel educating children about nature through and experintial journey down Barton Creek is an exciting way to inspire youth and environmental leaders of the future.

Zilker Park Boat Rentals has a long history of providing quality recreational experiences to groups that have little or no money in their budgets for fun activities.

We are also committed to educating newcomer’s to Austin who may not be familiar with the jewel of Austin, Barton Creek, and its historical and environmental value to our city.

54 years of boat donations have been given to Austin and surrounding communities. Here are just a few.

  • Texas River School for their youth education programs.
  • MHMR
  • Austin Sunshine Camp
  • Austin Nature Center
  • Austin Youth Riverwatch
  • Keep Austin Beautiful
  • Clear Creek Camp
  • UT Upward Bound Math/Science
  • Safe Place
  • Austin Youth Works
  • Americorp
  • Groundwater to Gulf
  • Blue Sky Abilities
  • Campfire
  • Girlscouts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • YAP
  • JCC
  • CISD
  • School for the Blind
  • School for the Deaf
  • Center for Battered Women
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • Austin Nature Center
  • Urban Rangers
  • Sunshine Camp
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Youth Options
  • PARD Recreation Centers
  • Hobo
  • City of Austin Youth Employment Program
  • Opportunity for Youth
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Northwest Recreation Center
  • Austin Recreation Center
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • YMCA
  • Decker Elementary Special Education
  • Texas First/UT Austin
  • Colorado Riverwatch Foundation
  • Texas Baptist Children’s Home


We have never met a Creek and Lake cleanup we didn’t like and have never declined to provide canoes for any organization willing to put forth the effort. If you have a non-profit group (especially a group of kids who normally wouldn’t have the chance to go canoeing and kayaking), e-mail us at