Local marinas opening for the holiday weekend
FRISCO – With high hopes for a beautiful weekend, the Frisco Bay and Dillon marinas are kicking off the boating season.”We’re into the season and it won’t stop until October,” said Shannon Jakoby, office manager at the Dillon Marina, which opened today.Saturday, Frisco Bay Marina, will open – a bit early and just in time for the holiday weekend. The official opening is still June 3.”We decided to open because the water level looks good, the weather looks promising and we want to provide a good experience for people in the county Memorial Day,” said Linda Lichtendahl, marketing and communications director for the town.So, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, canoes, kayaks, speed boats and pontoon boats will be available to rent, and Windrider of the Rockies will offer sailboat lessons, rentals and tours. Going into the third season since the town took over operations, the marina has a new look, new bathhouse and improved landscaping.At the Dillon Marina, all services, including retail, repair, sailing and rental are up and running. Also, while in Dillon this weekend, boaters can grab a drink at the Tiki Bar and Restaurant, which kicked off its opening a week ago. And Sunday, the Lake Dillon Water Taxi that runs people between the two marinas begins service. The Island Grill, which operated last year out of a temporary trailer at the Frisco marina, plans to open June 2 in a new building with a deck overlooking the reservoir.”We’re looking forward to another successful boating season and are excited to open a litter bit earlier this year,” Lichtendahl said, adding that during the last couple years, the date was the first weekend in June.Both marinas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the season that runs through part of September for Frisco and into October for Dillon because they are in a deeper part of the reservoir.Peninsula Recreation Area also opening for holiday weekendThe Peninsula Recreation Area, including the disc golf course, skatepark, ballfields and trails, will be open for the Memorial Day weekend. However, Tuesday, it will again be closed during the day until the tree cutting work is finished. During the week, the trails and skatepark will open at 3 p.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. On the weekend, they will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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