For many years boats have been available for the public to hire on the Queen's Park lake. Sadly the rowing boats were discontinued a few years ago.

Rowing boats were introduced in 1894 with double oared skiffs. These boats were later replaced with smaller single oared boats.

In 1947 small paddle boats and motor boats were introduced in a fenced off area of the lake.

In recent years a fleet of fibreglass rowing boats were available.