The Pilings are Here! Help Float The Floathouse!

Want to boat from The Floathouse in the summer? Give now!

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Update on the Floathouse

Petaluma's Small Craft Rental Center -- progress towards river experiences for all.

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Do you canoe? What about crew?

See Petaluma from the river.

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PSCC thanks Petaluma Valley Rotary Club for $5,000 Check

The Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival benefits the Floathouse project.

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The Petaluma Small Craft Center is dedicated to river access for all, building community through boating. "We Put Butts in Boats."


See what we’re doing for Petaluma’s future, with your help!  We build community through boating.

1Revitalizing the riverfront

Revitalizing the riverfront with “The Floathouse” Small Craft Rental Center…. We’ll have the widest variety of human-powered watercraft in the area!

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2Building a home for river users

Building a sense of community by building the Community Boathouse… Petaluma will regain its place in the region as a true “river town”.
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3Driving economic growth

“The Floathouse” Small Craft Rental Center, Community Boathouse and expanded programming will draw visitors from Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties–and beyond, helping grow downtown businesses.  See our Sponsors →

Petaluma Small Craft Center: A Snapshot

PSCC, the Petaluma Small Craft Center, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supported by clubs and individuals whose mission is to improve access to the Petaluma River for human-powered watercraft.

We already “put butts in boats” with Day On The River, held the first Sunday in June, three kinds of boating summer camps for kids, and the Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Relay. But without better river access, the wider community is sadly locked onto the land. How ironic! A river town without river access!

We’ll change that. Our Floathouse Small Craft Rental Center project is shovel ready! The Floathouse will be a place to rent a huge variety of people-powered water craft, and it will float on its own dock in the turning basin of Petaluma, California rising and falling with the tides of the Petaluma River.  We’ve already got a lead grant of $180,000 from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail for 130 feet of low dock and help in building the public restroom we’ll provide for visitors to our facility and the river! Join us by making a donation today!

Our ultimate goal is to build a public waterfront Community Boathouse in the newly planned Riverfront project. The boathouse will be a community center for boating skills, water safety, and environmental education and support those who use the river for recreation, nature appreciation, and fitness.

Small craft users discover recreation, nature, competition, and fun close to home on the Petaluma River, from the tidal marshlands to the city’s historic urban heart. What’s wonderful today will be even better tomorrow, with easy access points linking historical and cultural landmarks along the water trail, a public rental center and community boathouse.