Chicago Sprints

  • Hosted By: Lincoln Park Boat Club
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

Lincoln Park Boat Club boathouse on the Lincoln Park Lagoon, located at: 2341 N Cannon Drive, Chicago IL, 60614 near Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Please visit Google Maps (link below) to get detailed driving directions   Also see map at

Parking in the Lincoln Park Lagoon parking lot is a private concession run by the Lincoln Park Zoo. Parking fees are collected at the exit of the lot.  Volunteers will be onsite to help direct trailers Friday night.  No trucks or cars may remain on the grass in the trailer area. Trucks must be detached from their trailer and may be parked either in the Northeast section of the zoo lot (just east of the entrance gate), or outside of the zoo lot entirely if you choose to save money on parking fees.  Some free street parking exists in the neighborhood, but tends to fill early.

Zoo Lot Rates (A parking fee may be charged by the zoo for trailers in addition to this fee.)

0-3 Hours $17

3-4 Hours $19

4-5 Hours $25

5+ Hours $30

Trailers will be permitted access to the regatta site on Friday from 4pm-10pm or may arrive on Saturday or Sunday morning after 5am. A security guard will be provided overnight for both Friday and Saturday nights to keep an eye on boats and trailers, however neither the regatta, its sponsors nor the Chicago Park District can be responsible for damage to property left in or around the Boat House area/lawn.  Please do not leave any loose items out like tool boxes, cox boxes etc.

Bus parking - the best place for parking is at McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr. - clearly labeled off Lake Shore Dr straight south from the Lincoln Park lagoon.  Parking is $22/day and includes in and out privileges for the day.  Please contact the regatta directors if you need help finding this site.  McCormick place website

Google maps link:,+Chicago+IL&sll=37.370157,-95.712891&sspn=36.924253,78.837891&ie=UTF8&ll=41.923626,-87.632425&spn=0.008509,0.019248&z=16&iwloc=A