41st Annual Chicago Sprints
- Jul 9, 2021 To Jul 11, 2021
- Chicago, IL (USA)
- Hosted By: Lincoln Park Boat Club
- 2021 Registered Regatta
IMPORTANT UPDATE: New to this year, all teams will be required to bring their own plywood for parking trailers on the lawn. The LPBC will have a very limited supply of plywood available on a first come, first serve basis for a $200 fee. If this supply is depleted and you do not have your own plywood, you will not be allowed to pull into the park, so we advise to NOT plan on using our supply.
Lincoln Park Boat Club’s boathouse is located on the Lincoln Park Lagoon, within the Lincoln Park. The formal address is 2341 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614. This is near Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.
Trailers will be permitted access to the regatta site on Friday from 8:00am, unless otherwise scheduled. Or they may arrive on Saturday or Sunday morning after 6:00 am. Due to Chicago Park District requirements, a LPBC representative must be present when pulling onto the lawn. IMPORTANT: ALL trailers MUST not pull onto the lawn without plywood underneath the wheels in order to protect the grass. No trucks or cars may remain on the grass in the trailer area. Teams must bring their own plywood or pay a $200 fee to use the LPBC's supplies.
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.
Rowing trailers are not allowed on Lake Shore Drive. Bridge heights in the area can be low, so be sure to plan your route before exiting the highway.
IMPORTANT: Trailers should enter & exit the parking gates on the far left side. Please look for signs that point to the gate for trailers/trucks. This gate is for oversized vehicles and stays open longer and will not come down on your boats. You will damage trailered boats and the exit tollbooth roofs if you do not use the left most gate.
If you are coming from South of Chicago, exit at Division or Fullerton. Right turns from North Avenue from the highway are VERY DIFFICULT and should be avoided from the South.
If you are coming from North of Chicago, exit at Fullerton.
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 or the Lincoln Park Zoo can be responsible for damage to property left in or around the Boathouse area/lawn. Please do not leave any loose items (tool boxes, cox boxes etc.) unsecured.
Parking for Spectators:
Due to the amount of events occurring within Lincoln Park during the weekend, parking around Lincoln Park will be in high demand. The Lincoln Park Zoo’s lot will likely fill up early both days and street parking around the lagoon will be hard to find. We’re advising those racing to plan accordingly.
Paid parking is run through the Lincoln Park Zoo, with the parking lot entrance located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614). Parking fees are collected at the lot exit.
Parking rates at the zoo:
0–30 minutes: Free
30 minutes–2 hours: $20
2–4 hours: $24
4–5 hours: $30
5 hours or more: $35
Metered city street parking is available throughout the area as well, and there are several parking garages within an easy walk of the park.