WMS Boathouse at Clark Park
All Middle School, Novice Girls & Boys, & Varsity Girls, Masters Teams Row out of Clark Park
3400 N Rockwell, Chicago IL, 60618
All CRF programming is located at Chicago Park District’s WMS Boathouse at Clark Park upon its completion, offering rowing facilities unmatched in the Midwest:
- Dynamic Propulsion indoor rowing tank, convertible from sweep rowing to sculling - the only one of it's kind in the United States. The tank can accommodate 16 sweep rowers in the outside channels, or 8 sweep rowers or scullers in the center channel.
- Erg room to accommodate 48 ergs
- Storage for up to 48 sweep boats (no private storage available)
- Kayak rental vendor on-site
- Indoor changing room and showers
Through a partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is one of four new boathouses built along the banks of the great Chicago River.
CRF is excited to call WMS Boathouse at Clark Park home through the generous support of both public and private funding. The sight of crews launching from the Clark Park docks, with the magnificent boathouse in the background creates a powerful testimony to our vibrant and revitalized Chicago River.
The WMS Boathouse at Clark Park has been thoughtfully designed by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, and her firm, Studio Gang.
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is a shared public facility. Event space rental for teams and individuals is available, in addition to erg room and tank rental for visiting teams. For more information and rental rates, please contact Susan Deltoro, a Chicago Park District reservationist for the boathouse and Clark Park.
Varsity Boys Row out of Mennone Boathouse
1020 West Weed Street
Chicago, IL 60642
The Mennone Boathouse is CRF's previous home before moving into the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park. This floating structure is on the Chicago River behind Old Navy on North Avenue/Kingsbury. It features two bays and two docks, which accommodates CRF's Varsity Boys and DePaul University's rowing club throughout the year.
Please note that parking is restricted to available street parking around the boathouse. The boathouse can be accessed directly behind the Old Navy parking lot at North Avenue and Kingsbury. (Please do not park in the Old Navy/Blick parking lot - subject to towing)