The Grand Regatta (State Games of Michigan)

  • Hosted By: Grand Rapids Rowing Association

The regatta will be hosted at Riverside Park, a beautiful and large park with amazing views of the regatta, located about 2 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids.

Please see the 'Directions and Parking' tab for more detail as far as getting to the park.

Enter the park at the Boat Launch #2 entrance, near Guild Street. Upon entering the park, proceed towards the river where the road will split at another small traffic circle. There is a parking lot to the right immediately inside the park, as well as spaces along the entry drive. Please leave this lot and the spaces available for towing vehicles. We also will mark the parking spaces closest to the traffic circle for handicapped access (there is more parking ahead). Please respect these designations so the regatta can operate smoothly.

At the traffic circle: Trailers please turn leftEveryone else please turn right to go to designated parking areas.

We are not requiring parking passes for this regatta, on your honor. Please be honest and park north of the small bridge in  to the northerly areas of the park. A little walk is OK.  Please leave the parking close to the traffic circle for handicapped visitors.

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. Many clubs typically take 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. We request that you remove towing vehicles from the shell area and move them to the parking lot just inside the park near where you entered.

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