The Grand Regatta (State Games of Michigan)

  • Jun 21, 2014
  • sprint
  • Grand River
  • Grand Rapids, MI (USA)
  • Hosted By: Grand Rapids Rowing Association
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

TO RIVERSIDE PARK

For mapping purposes to the main athlete/parking entrance, please use 2400 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

Athletes, spectators, and volunteers: Turn right to go to the double-drive "Ballfields" parking area, or the next "Boat Launch #3" entrance for parking. Please do NOT go to the left... only shell & team trailers can park there! We will have a limited number of golf cart shuttles available, but it is a ~1 mile walk from the parking areas to get to the regatta. We suggest bringing a bike! Once parked, go towards the river and head south (left), crossing the footbridge. Keep walking... you'll get there. HANDICAP PERMITTED VEHICLES, follow the instructions for shell & team trailers.

Shell & team trailers (& coaches): Turn left from 3 Mile Rd. and proceed to the furthest south accessible entrance, near Guild Street. There is a high likelihood that you will have to enter the park via a temporary driveway, as the Guild St. traffic circle may be closed (we are working closely with the City to open the traffic circle for traffic on Saturday, but they will most likely still be paving on Friday). Upon entering the park, proceed towards the river where the road will split at another small traffic circle. Please leave the parking spaces alone for handicapped access (there is more parking ahead).

Trailers turn LEFT. Coaches and any vehicles not towing trailers turn RIGHT. We are not requiring parking passes for this regatta, on your honor. Please be honest and send your athletes & spectators to the northerly areas of the park. A little walk is OK. Please leave the parking.

Trailers: Pass the gate, you are about 100m down from the course start at this point. The docks are at roughly the 500m mark, and the finish is ahead of you. Park shell trailers to the LEFT and lay shells down on the grass. We have 24 clubs taking part in this regatta so please be sensitive to space needs! Park team trailers and set up team tents to the RIGHT, along the river.

NOTE: Sections of Monroe Avenue, bordering the park to the east, will be under construction (for resurfacing prior to Masters Nationals) during the regatta. Please use the directions on this website and stay tuned for updates as the date of the regatta approaches. In general, you will need to approach the park entrances from the north, on Monroe.

TO GET TO 3 MILE & MONROE:

From the east:

Take Interstate 96 west to exit 33, M-44 Connector / Plainfield Avenue.

At the end of the exit ramp, turn RIGHT onto Plainfield Avenue, and head south to the 3 Mile Rd. traffic light (approximately 3/4 mile).

Turn right on 3 Mile Road. Continue to the T-junction at Monroe Avenue and follow the signs.

Trailers should turn left to enter the park at the main entrance, at the intersection of Monroe and Guild Street.

Ample parking is available at the north end of the park, although it is a significant walk to the regatta area, due to the construction. A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available.

From the west:

Take Interstate 96 east to Exit 33, M-44 Connector / Plainfield Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn LEFT onto Plainfield Avenue, and head south to the 3 Mile Rd. traffic light (approximately 3/4 mile).

Turn right on 3 Mile Road. Continue to the T-junction at Monroe Avenue and follow the signs.

Trailers should turn left to enter the park at the main entrance, at the intersection of Monroe and Guild Street.

Ample parking is available at the north end of the park, although it is a significant walk to the regatta area, due to the construction. A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available.

Areas southwest of Grand Rapids, take I-196 east to US-131 north towards Cadillac (Exit 77A), a left-lane exit, and follow the directions from the south, below.

From the south:

Take US-131 North towards Grand Rapids/Cadillac.

Take Exit 89 towards I-96, Muskegon/Lansing (left-lane exit)

As you leave US-131, stay right to follow I-96 East/M-37 South towards Lansing.

Take Interstate 96 east to Exit 33, M-44 Connector / Plainfield Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn LEFT onto Plainfield Avenue, and head south to the 3 Mile Rd. traffic light (approximately 3/4 mile).

Turn right on 3 Mile Road. Continue to the T-junction at Monroe Avenue and follow the signs.

Trailers should turn left to enter the park at the main entrance, at the intersection of Monroe and Guild Street.

Ample parking is available at the north end of the park, although it is a significant walk to the regatta area, due to the construction. A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available.

From the north:

Take US-131 South towards Grand Rapids.

Take Exit 89A to I-96 East, towards Lansing.

Take Interstate 96 east to Exit 33, M-44 Connector / Plainfield Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn LEFT onto Plainfield Avenue, and head south to the 3 Mile Rd. traffic light (approximately 3/4 mile).

Turn right on 3 Mile Road. Continue to the T-junction at Monroe Avenue and follow the signs.

Trailers should turn left to enter the park at the main entrance, at the intersection of Monroe and Guild Street.

Ample parking is available at the north end of the park, although it is a significant walk to the regatta area, due to the construction. A limited number of golf cart shuttles will be available.