Paddle at the Park Features New Name and More


Now known as Paddle at the Park, Destin’s favorite annual standup paddleboard event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and welcoming two new categories – kayaks and inflatables! Now in its 9th year, Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER is set for Saturday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race.

The weekend fun begins on Friday, Aug. 20, with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE, an international paddle board brand headquartered in the Destin area. It continues on Saturday morning with the races, which have staggered start times, beginning at 9 a.m. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere with displays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.

Registration is now open at Find all race details at or follow

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park; title sponsor Destin ER; platinum sponsors Destin – Fort Walton Beach and Destin Life; silver sponsor Eglin Federal Credit Union; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and Vacasa; bronze sponsors Emerald Bay Golf Club and Troy University – Fort Walton Beach; beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock and Destin Brewery; and food sponsor Swell Pops!