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Batavia Riverwalk

Houston St. at Island Ave.

  • Playground
  • Picnic Area
  • Shelter
  • Parking Lot
  • Bicycle Path
  • Fishing Area
  • Outdoor Ice Rink
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Bike Share
  • Batavia Depot Museum

Virtual Tour

View the Riverwalk Map

About the Riverwalk

This area is one of the jewels of the Batavia Park District. The Riverwalk was created as a cooperative effort by the Park District, the City of Batavia, and a dedicated group of community members. Using primarily volunteer labor, donated material, and services, the walk was created over a six-year period. Extending from the entry plaza at Houston St. and going north along the Depot Pond, the path features a boardwalk leading to the North Point Pavilion, providing a grand view of the river. Following the path around to the east, walkers will encounter the Batavia dam as well as the Riverwalk wildflower sanctuary. In the buildings across the river, windmills were produced from the mid-1800s until the 1940s. Many examples of these mills can be found along the Riverwalk. The walk winds along the east side of the City of Batavia Government Center. At the south end of the Government Center pedestrians and bicyclists can cross a walking bridge to the east side of the river. Once there, they can access the eastern leg of the Fox River Bike Trail.

kayak & Paddleboat rentals

In the summer months, visitors can enjoy a leisurely ride down the scenic Fox River in kayaks. Perfect for date night! Participants must be 16+ years old, with a state issued ID, to operate kayaks. With adult supervision (ages 18+), children over the age of 12 will be allowed to operate a single kayak. The adult and child must be near each other in the water. A tandem kayak is also available.

Single kayaks are $13 for a 30-minute rental, Two-person kayaks are $23 for a 30 minute rental, and paddleboats cost $18 for a 30-minute rental. We do accept cash, check and credit card.

Kayak & Paddleboat Rental Hours

May 25 - September 22 (Saturday & Sunday only)
Saturday, Sunday - 1:00-6:00 pm

September 2, Labor Day - 11:00a-4:00p

Each kayak, paddleboat, and life jacket will be sanitized after each use.

Bike share program

The City of Batavia has two bike share locations. One station is located at the Batavia Depot Museum, just north of the caboose. The other location is at South Riverwalk Plaza. The Koloni app shows users where locations are in neighboring cities.
Bike Share Details
  • Each user must download the free Koloni app on their mobile device. Follow the instructions given on the app to set up an account.
  • To use a bike, scan the QR code at any bike share location using the Koloni app.
  • Bikes must be returned to a rack after use. The Koloni app will charge a fee until the bike is returned to a rack location.
  • Rates: $4 for the first hour and $5 for every hour after that.
  • Please follow the regular bicycle rules/restrictions, trail hours, park restrictions, etc. The Koloni app also has established rules to follow.
  • While there are 12 bikes in the City of Batavia, please note the number of bikes can vary at each station depending on use.

Ice Skating

During the winter months, when conditions allow, the Depot Pond is open for ice skating. Please note the weather must be below zero for several days to allow enough ice to form. When the green flag is flown, it is safe to skate. When the red flag is flown, skating is not allowed. The Peg Bond Center will be open as a warming house, and restrooms will be accessible when the green flag is flying. Click button below to learn more about Ice Skating on Depot Pond and daily safe skating conditions.

Ice Skating Status

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