Outdoor Recreation

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

Pulaski Barracks
Bldg. 2905
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Tel:
+49 (0)631-3406-4117

Military DSN Tel:
(314)493-4117

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Make Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation your sole source for outdoor adventure, leisure travel, special events and equipment rental.

Amenities

Outdoor Recreation provides a widely varied program of adventure and leisure travel.  Highlights include:

  • White-water rafting and canyoning
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Skydiving
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Day and weekend trips to numerous European cities
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • Theme parks
  • And much, much more

We have rental equipment for:

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Summer and winter sports
  • Skiing and snowboarding

Reserve Pulaski Park for your special event.  Don't forget to reserve your event equipment:

  • BBQ grills
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Dunk booths

Need a bus for your private trip? Our 49 passenger busses feature DVD players, reclining and separating seats, and bathrooms. Request a quote for your special event by emailing us your trip timeline, destination and number of people today!

Bike Rental
Bike Type Price (Per Day) Weekend (Fri-Mon) Weekly Monthly Seasonal
Hi. Performance Mtn. Bike $15 $30 $60 $120 $199
Trekking Bike $15 $30 $60 $120 $199
  • Bike must be returned clean or a $25.00 cleaning fee will be applied
  • Bike rentals are due back by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
Bike Repair
Bike Maintenance or Repair Price
Flat Tire $5
Tube Replacement $5
Mount New Tire $5
Adjust Derailleurs $12
True Wheel (minor) $8
True Wheel (major) $20+
Install Child Seat $12
Replace Cable $5
Repack Bottom Bracket $20
Minor Tune-up $25
Major Tune-up $55
Bike Assembly or disassembly $20
  • Bike must be dropped off clean or a $10 cleaning fee will be applied
  • Prices reflect service only; You must provide your own replacement parts
  • Tune-up includes lube, adjustments, minor repair, and full safety check
Bus Charter Request
Camping Equipment Rental
Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week
2-3 Person Tent $6 $12 $30
4-6 Person Tent $9 $18 $45
7-8 Person Tent $12 $24 $60
Sleeping Bag $3 $6 $15
2-Person Sleeping Bag $5 $10 $25
Self Inflating Sleeping Pad $1 $2 $5
Folding Cot $4 $8 $20
Camping Chair $2 $4 $10
Camp Stove - Double Burner $4 $8 $20
Cooking Kit $2 $4 $10
Lantern - Small $2 $4 $10
Lantern - Large $3 $6 $15
Backpack - Trekking/Travel $5 $10 $25
Small/Med Cooler (28-50 Qt.) $2 $4 $10
Large Cooler (68-100 Qt.) $3 $6 $15
Jumbo Cooler (110-150 Qt.) $6 $12 $30
Water Jug (3 Gallon) $1 $2 $5
Water Jug (5 Gallon) $2 $4 $10
Fishing Rod and Reel $5 $10 $25
Pop-Up Camper $40 $80 $200
  • Camper Trailers must be picked up and returned at least 2 hours prior to close of business
  • Camping gear must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Camping gear must be returned clean, dry and serviceable or a $25 cleaning fee will be charged.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Cancellations of Camper Trailers made less than 7 days before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Coolers may be stocked with ice for free, depending upon ice availability and not available for delivery.
  • Tents must be set up upon pick up and return.
  • You must provide your own batteries for lanterns.
Cancellation Policies

Outdoor Recreation Standard Trip Cancellation Policy

Day Trips:

  • Cancellations requested 48 hours prior to trip departure will receive a 90% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to departure will receive a 50% refund.
  • There is no refund for no-shows or cancellations made less than 12 hours prior to departure.

Overnight Trips:

  • Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to trip departure will receive a 90% refund.
  • Cancellations made 7 to 3 days prior to departure will receive a 50% refund.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made 3 days or less prior to departure or for no-shows.

Special cancellation policies may apply to individual trips. When special cancellation policies exist, they are detailed upon the trip specific web page, those cancellation policies will supersede the standard Outdoor Recreation Trip Cancellation Policy. Refer to the cancellation date listed on each trip's webpage. In the event that a customer cancellation fee results in a charge to Outdoor Recreation, those fees will be passed along to the customer.

Outdoor Recreation Standard Equipment Rental Cancellation Policy

Event and Special Occasion Rental Equipment: Cancellations of "Event and Special Occasion" rental equipment made less than one week before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.

All Other Equipment Rentals: Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.

Dog Obedience Training

Did you know that dog obedience courses are offered through Army Outdoor Recreation?

Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation would like to invite you to join us and take advantage of an informative class to help successfully train your four-legged friend! Our training team keeps up with the most recent positive training techniques to help your dog develop into an exceptional pet that is the envy of all your friends!

Dog obedience classes are open to dogs, 10 weeks of age and older, and are held at building 2902 (MWR Motor Pool) on Pulaski Barracks for the following programs:

Obedience Basics & Agility:

These classes are reserved for dogs that already work off-leash and have a solid basic obedience training. Agility training is included. This is a higher level training course offered for ongoing training to help fully develop your dog and your own knowledge.

Puppy Training:

This course is designed to help you get off to the right start with your puppy. Early socialization and training is very important for your puppy’s development. Each week your puppy will romp around without a leash and interact with other puppies and people. Striving to make all situations as positive as possible for good puppy development. Open to puppies, up to age 6-8 months, depending on the breed. Basic training and introduction to agility is offered.

Newcomer Introductory Class*:

This class is for the newcomers, an introduction to what we do and to evaluate your dog's level of training background and temperament.

Social Issues Foundations Class:

This class is offered for dogs with training and social issues. We work closely with you and your dog, as individuals, to meet your training needs/goals; allowing us to tailor training specifically to each case. 

We use a combination of treats, praise, games and other rewards to teach your pup to be a courteous member of your family and society. Classes provide the best atmosphere for socializing and training dogs of all breeds and ages to learn:

  • Consistent obedience
  • Good manners
  • Self-control around distractions

Please note, all course dates will be scheduled based on availability of instructors and amount of participation. Course objectives may be changed to specific needs of the dog and owner.

Please register in advance with Army Outdoor Recreation.

*Newcomers must e-mail the instructor directly at the below "Email Us" link prior to registration and provide the following information:

  • Dog's age & breed
  • Level of training, your goals and expectations
  • Scanned up-to-date vaccination records

This information will allow the instructor to place your dog in the correct class.

Dog Obedience Trainer Contact - Newcomers

Pulaski Barracks
Bldg. 2902 (MWR Motor Pool)
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Tel:
+49 (0)631-3406-4117

Military DSN Tel:
(314)493-4117

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Event and Special Occasion Equipment Rental
Bouncy Castles Size Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Mini Castle or Baby Cube 8'x8' $60 $120
Big Blue or Party Bouncer 10'x10' $65 $130
Red, White and Blue 13'x13' $75 $150
Dragon 15'x15' $100 $200
Gift Box 15'x15' $100 $200
Dalmatian 15'x18' $100 $200
Winnie the Pooh 15'x15' $100 $200
Monster Wheels 16'x16' $110 $220
Tweety Bird 15' round $110 $220
Knight's Den 24'x17' $110 $220
Princess Castle 25'x15' $120 $240
Adventure Slide  35'x20' $120 $240
Joust and Bungee Run  33'x17' $150 $300
Sumo Suits   $75 $150
Dunk Booth   $40 $80
Beer Wagon   $100 $200
  • Beer Wagon does not include staff
  • Bouncy Castles include blower and extension spool
  • Bouncy Castles operate on 220 volts only
  • Bouncy Castles (except the Mini Castles) will not fit in cars.  You will need a truck, van or SUV for transport
  • Cancellation of reserved Event and Special Occasion Equipment within one week of the rental date will result in the loss of the entire reservation fee
  • Customer is responsible for filling and draining Dunk Booths
  • Delivery may be available for any item for an additional charge
  • Delivery is never available on weekends and holidays
  • Event and Special Occasion Equipment must be returned before 4:30 p.m. on the due date
Freestanding Canopies Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
10x10 feet $30 $60
10x20 feet $40 $80
15x15 feet $40 $80
20x20 feet $50 $100
20x30 feet $70 $140
Sides $15 $30
  • Canopies must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Delivery may be available for an additional charge
  • Delivery is are never available on weekends and holidays
Staked Canopies Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
15x15 feet $20 $40
20x30 feet $30 $60
  • Canopies must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Delivery may be available for an additional charge
  • Delivery is never available on weekends and holidays
Pop Up Canopies Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
 10x10 feet $20 $40
  • Canopies must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Delivery may be available for an additional charge
  • Delivery is never available on weekends and holidays
Picnic Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fest Table and Benches $5 $10
Fest Table $3 $6
Fest Bench $1 $2
Folding Fest Table and Bench Set $6 $12
4 Padded Folding Chairs $5 $10
Large Super Cooker $35 $70
Medium Super Cooker $25 $50
Porta Grill $15 $30
  • Delivery may be available for an additional charge
  • Delivery is never available on weekends and holidays
  • Picnic Equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Porta Grills and Super Cookers must be returned clean or a $50 cleaning fee will be assessed
Garden or Maintenance Equipment
Equipment Hourly Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Electrical Spool   $2 $4
Rakes or Shovels   $2 $4
Hedge Trimmer $4 $10 $20
Ladder   $6 $12
Lawnmower $5 $15 $30
Leaf Blower $4 $10 $20
Power Washer $6 $20 $40
Rake   $2 $4
Rototiller $6 $25 $50
Shovel   $2 $4
Weed-eater $5 $12 $24
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Garden and Maintenance Equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Garden and Maintenance Equipment must be returned clean, dry, and serviceable, or a $25 cleaning fee will be assessed
  • Gas powered Garden and Maintenance Equipment must be returned with a full tank of unleaded gasoline or a filling fee will be assessed.  Diesel and E-10 fuels are not compatible
  • Lost or damaged Garden and Maintenance Equipment will result in a replacement charge
  • No reservations are accepted on any Garden and Maintenance Equipment.  All rentals are on a first come - first served basis
GPS Rental
System Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Weekly
Navigon $10 $20 $50
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • GPS rentals must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Lost or damaged GPS rentals will result in a replacement charge
Ski Rental
Skiing Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week Season
Adult Ski Package $18 $36 $90 $189
Adult Skis $12 $24 $60  
Adult Boots $5 $10 $20  
Adult Poles  $2 $4 $10  
Child Ski Package $12 $24 $70 $149
Child Skis $8 $16 $40  
Child Boots $3 $6 $15  
Child Poles $2 $4 $10  
Ski Helmet $1 $2 $5  
Snowblade Package $16 $32 $80  
Snowboarding Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week Season
Adult Snowboard Package $18 $36 $90 $189
Adult Snowboard $14 $28 $70  
Adult Bindings $5 $10 $25  
Adult Boots $5 $10 $25  
Child Snowboard Package $14 $28 $70 $149
Child Snowboard $10 $20 $50  
Child Bindings $5 $10 $25  
Youth Boots $5 $10 $25  
Snowboard Helmet $1 $2 $5  
Sledding Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week
Sleds $4 $8 $20
Clothing Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week
Ski Pants $6 $12 $30
Ski Jackets or Ski Suit $8 $16 $40
Ski Pants and Ski Jacket $12 $24 $60
Ski/Luggage Boxes Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon) Week
Small(410 L) with installation $14 $28 $70
Large(630 L) with installation $6 $12 $30
Magnetic Ski Rack (2 pairs) $6 $12 $30
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • By renting ski and snowboard equipment, you assume all liability for damage and personal injury
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Customers will be held financially liable for damaged or destroyed equipment
  • Fitting and other processing of ski and snowboard equipment cannot be performed on the date of departure for an ODR trip.
  • Lost/Stolen equipment must be replaced. Stolen equipment must be reported to the Military Police
  • No equipment may be picked up or dropped off during non-operationg hours
  • No fittings will occur after 5:15 p.m. on weekdays, or 1:15 p.m. on Saturday
  • Ski and luggage boxes may not fit all makes of rooftop carriers.
  • Ski Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
  • Snowblade Package includes: Snowblades and boots
  • Snowboard Package includes: Snowboard, bindings and boots
  • The winter season rental period lasts from Oct. 1-May 1  
Ski / Board Repair
Ski Maintenance and Repair Price
Ski School Special $25
World Cup Tune Up $35
Belt Wax $5
Hot Wax $10
Base Repair Only $10-$30
Base Sanding/Grinding $3-$15
Stone Grind and Level Bases $15
Manual Ski Binding Adjustment $5
Computer Ski Binding Test and Adjustment $15
Mount Bindings and Belt Wax $20
Remove Bindings and Plug Holes $10
Hand Edging $10
Summarize Skis $20
Snowboard Maintenance and Repair  Price
Ski School Special Tune Up $30
World Cup Tune Up $40
Belt Wax $5
Hot Wax $15
Base Repair $10 - $30
Base Sanding $3 - $15
Stone Grind and Level Bases $15
Hand Edging $10
Repair/Replace Screws (set of 8) $10
Summerize Snowboard $25
  • Bindings will not be serviced in any way if they are considered unsafe by ODR staff
  • Snowboard bindings must be removed prior to servicing
  • Ski School Special Tune Up includes: Base Sanding, Machine Edging, Belt Wax
  • World Cup Tune Up includes: Base Repair, Stone Grind and Level, Hand Edging, Hot Wax
Sports Equipment Rental
Equipment Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Cornhole $8 $16
Dodge Ball $4 $8
Basketball $1 $2
Football $1 $2
Soccer Ball $1 $2
Flag Football Set $3 $6
Softball Glove and Ball $2 $4
Softball Set $7 $14
Volleyball Set $6 $12
Horseshoe Set $2 $4
Tug-O-War $2 $4
Frisbee $1 $2
Disc Golf Set $2 $4
Bocce Ball Set $2 $4
Badminton Set $2 $4
Unit Sports Package $20 $40
Canoe, PFD and paddles $20 $40
Kayak, PFD and paddle $20 $40
Fishing Rod & Reel $5 $10
  • By renting sports equipment, you assume all liability for damage and personal injury
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Softball Set includes: 10 gloves, 3 bats, 3 balls, bases, & catcher's mask.
  • Sports Equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m.
  • Unit Sports Package includes: Jumbo Cooler, Water Jug, Softball Set, Volleyball Set, Tug-O-War, Horseshoe Set, Football, Soccer Ball, Frisbee and Basketball.  No substitutions are allowed
Storage Unit Rentals

Do you have closets overflowing with boxes and excess items that you do not wish to part from? If so, Army Outdoor Recreation now offers self-storage units that are clean, dry and secure! Sometimes you need more space and we can help!

  • Units are available as first come, first serve
  • 18 and older
  • ID card holders only

Units:

Size

Monthly

Yearly

Small (5 x 10)*

$35

$385

1/2 Garage (10 x 10)

$50

$550

Garage

$70

$770

*Minimum of 3 months

Initial deposit of $100.00 required on all units.  $1.00 late fee per day, per unit.

Sign up with Outdoor Recreation Today! Waiting lists are available if units are filled.

Trailer Rental
Vehicle Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)

Small Utility Trailer

$20 $40
Medium Utility Trailer $30 $60
Large Utility Trailer $35 $70
Extra Large Trailer $40 $80
Refrigerator Trailer $75 $150
Dolly $5 $10
European Trailer Hitch $2 $4
European Electric Lights for Small Trailer $2 $4
  • All trailers may not fit all types of trailer hitch. Stop by for a fitting before reserving
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Trailers must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • European Spec Trailers can not be adapted to American Spec wiring
Warrior Adventure Quest

Join Army Outdoor Recreation for a wide variety of great adventure trips and activities offered as a part of the Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program! Soldiers are invited to take part in this interactive program to build camaraderie with other soldiers as they share the challenges (and even entertainment) of the activities offered.

Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program is endorsed by the Department of the Army under executive orders for all units pre and post deployment. Activities are designed to re-create the adrenaline rush of combat in a safe, supervised, controlled environment. WAQ builds cohesion, maintains combat readiness and helps Soldiers reach a 'new stage of normal' by diminishing boredom and high-risk behavior. Soldiers will be able to draw similarities between the activity and their combat experiences.

Throughout the year, units who wish to participate in WAQ will have the opportunity to take part in various activities offered through Army Outdoor Recreation. For specific dates and details, contact Army Outdoor Recreation.

So keep your eyes open for these activities during the year!

For full details, qualifications, and eligibility, check out the Warrior Adventure Quest detail page.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is available for rental?

The Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation has a wide variety of equipment for rent such as bicycles, skis, tents, snowboards, trailers, etc. For a more comprehensive list of items available, please scroll to the top of this page to locate the "Rental" blue drop-down accordion. Here you will find a full listing of rental items available.

2. What are the rates for equipment rental? 

Rental item rates vary depending on the number of days being rented and the number of items. For a specific listing of rental items and their cost to rent, please scroll to the top of this page to locate the "Rental" blue drop-down accordions.

3. How do I sign up for a tour or event?

Signing up for a tour, trip, or event is easy. You are welcome to stop by Outdoor Recreation on Pulaski Barracks or contact us by phone at DSN: (314)493-4117 or Commercial: +49 (0)631-3406-4117. You can also sign up for certain trips through WebTrac.

4. Where can I get my bike repaired?

Outdoor Recreation does offer bicycle repair work (limited repairs only). Customers will be required to bring in any replacement parts for repairs.

5. Who is eligible to go on Outdoor Recreation tours/events?

All authorized ID card holders (military, DoD civilians, family members and eligible contractors) may participate in Outdoor Recreation tours/events. Eligible customers may bring up to four guests and must accompany guests on tours.

6. How can I see upcoming trips?

Our website provides a consistent list the next four months and sometimes trips as far out as six months in advance. Feel free to view the "Trips & Events" Date List located at the top of this page or view our Outdoor Recreation Calendar for a list of upcoming trips and events.

7. How do I reserve a pavilion/canopy?

To reserve rental equipment, such as a canopy or reserving Pulaski Park, contact the Outdoor Recreation at DSN: (314)493-4117 or Commercial: +49 (0)631-3406-4117. Equipment being reserved must be paid for in advance.

8. How early should I reserve equipment/bus/venue?

It is recommended to reserve equipment as far in advance as you can to ensure availability. The same recommendation for reserving the Pulaski Park or requesting a quote for a bus. If you’re interested in a bus quote for a private group (unit, squadron, scouts, etc.) please contact us by phone or send us an email using the “Email Us” link located at the top of this page.

9. Are there driving directions available?

Please use the "Google Map" icon at the top of this page for driving directions that will take you to our installation gate; then, locate our building which is Bldg. 2905.

10. Where can I find local campground information?

Feel free to stop by Outdoor Recreation on Pulaski Barracks for a full list of local, available camping areas around our community. Our friendly staff can also send you a copy by email if you contact us at DSN: (314)493-4117 or Commercial: +49 (0)631-34064117.

11. Do you offer lessons (skiing, snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking)?

The Outdoor Recreation tries to offer ski lessons with most of our one-day ski express trips for both snowboarders and skiers. In the summer months we offer several high adventure type programs such as white water rafting and canyoning. Canoe lessons can be arranged for small groups such as boy scouts and girl scouts. We do not currently offer kayak lessons, but we do rent out kayaks. 

12. What are the cancellation policies for trips?

Our trip cancellation policy is located in the above drop-down accordion "Cancellation Policies".

13. Can I transfer my trip ticket to another person if I booked a trip and now cannot go on it?

Yes, in most cases you may transfer your ticket/trip to another person. The exception can be trips involving air travel where often tickets cannot have name changes, or name changes requires a fee.  In those cases you must contact us as soon as possible to see what options are available at DSN: (314) 493-4117 or Commercial: +49 (0)631-3406-4117.

14. If a trip is cancelled for any reason, will I get refunded/will the trip be rescheduled?

If the Outdoor Recreation cancels a trip due to weather, not enough participation, etc. you will receive a full refund, or you may transfer your trip booking to another trip for the same destination or one of your choice if the cost is the same. If a trip is cancelled we usually offer it at a later date if possible. Some of our popular trips are repeated throughout the year so you have several opportunities to try again if it’s cancelled.