City Council on Feb. 16 approved a pact that allows the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to work with the company The Expedition School to provide nonmotorized rentals at Elmendorf Lake Park and Woodlawn Lake Park starting this spring.

A news release said the new agreement will bring recreational watercraft rentals to Elmendorf Lake and Woodlawn Lake, including canoes, single and tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.

The Expedition School will also offer outdoor structured programming, featuring adaptive paddling, health and wellness programs, camps, and professional water safety courses, the release said.

Parks and Recreation Director Homer Garcia III said the city looks forward to seeing people of all abilities kayaking and enjoying outdoor activities at Woodlawn Lake Park and Elmendorf Lake Park.

“The Expedition School is more than a kayak rental vendor; they are community partners and environmental stewards who will provide accessible recreational opportunities and educational programming for our residents,” Garcia said in a statement.

The Expedition School has been operating in Austin since 2006 and is expanding its connections to San Antonio, the release said. Company officials said they are committed to providing adaptive paddles for intellectually and developmentally disabled populations as well as blind, visually impaired and deaf populations.

“Both locations will serve as outdoor schools for youth, [and] provide professional and transformative outdoor education programming, and custom-tailored adventure team-building events for groups,” Expedition School Founder Kimery Duda said in a statement.

Duda added that everywhere The Expedition School goes, the company strives to keep clean the area in which it operates.

“Since 2006, we have picked up over 10 tons of trash and four tons of recycling in and around Lady Bird Lake, Austin and Texas,” Duda said.

Rentals and educational programming are anticipated to launch this spring, the release said.