Interview by Julia Aguillon
Article by Jackie Velez

Kayak lovers, if you’re looking to venture out to the waters but don’t want to leave the city, paddle up to The Texas River Company, and check out their wonderful events.
The Texas River Company is a kayak outfitter located on the Southside of San Antonio, Texas over at Roosevelt Park by Lone Star Brewery.
If you don’t have a kayak, don’t worry, they provide kayaks to go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery around the park. You can purchase a single kayak for one hour at $20, a double kayak for one hour at $40, and a stand-up paddle board (SUP) for one hour at $20.
There’s a couple of nice routes to choose from at Roosevelt Park. If you prefer a fast trip around the park, you can choose the one-hour trip that goes into the back of Blue Star Arts Complex.
“There’s a nice, little waterfall at the end; you get to see birds, you get to see turtles,” said Texas River Company owner Victor Rivera.
For those who are more adventurous and prefer to be out in the water for a longer period of time, there’s a longer route you can take around the park. Kayakers can shoot down the river from Roosevelt Park and come out of the other end from different places. The trip is about a one to two and a half hours.
“It depends on how you feel that day,” said Rivera. “If you have a lot of energy and want to do the whole thing or if you just want to do an hour, you can do that.”
Texas River Company just came off the heels of their community event at Elmendorf Lake Park, courtesy of District 5 Councilwoman Gonzales and the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. If you missed it, don’t worry, there’s more events to come for the month of June.
For those who have man’s best friend, you can join the fun with Pups and Paddles. There will also be a women’s network group event with brunch and kayaking. The event takes place on June 26 at 9 a.m. Texas River Company also paddles with pride with their Pride Weekend event from June 25 -27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Park. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the San Antonio Pride Center.
What are you waiting for, San Antonio? Bring your family. Bring your friends. Bring your pups for a fun and relaxing adventure with Texas River Company.
For more information, please visit their social media pages on Instagram and Facebook
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