More than 80 miles of canals and waterways within the city of North Port could eventually be opened up for recreational use.

Recently, city officials asked for request proposals from vendors to rent kayaks and non-motorized boats at Dallas White Park. They expect to hear back from vendors by a June 12 deadline.

Five kayak launches are already in place at various parks and create a 6-mile course. That was completed two years ago as part of the city’s Canal & Creek Master Plan.