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Boathouse Locations

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Sweep Rowing and Kayaks only
3400 North 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 with North Park University and CRF. 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.

Mennone Boathouse

Sweep Rowing and Sculling only
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)

For information pertaining to our programming, community outreach and facility rentals, please contact:

Burr Ridge/Des Plaines River dock

Sweep Rowing and Sculling
9951 Madison Street
Lemont, IL 60439

The Burr Ridge dock is our newest location, home to the CRF West team. We share the dock and space with Hinsdale Community Rowing, a masters sculling team. Currently, the CRF West team is high school only, but we hope to expand to serve middle school age and masters age athletes sometime in the near future.

Parking is somewhat limited within the property, but street parking along Madison Street is available.

For information about the CRF West team, please contact CRF West Head Coach Laura Mikels at lmikels@rowchicago.com or 574-229-8364. 

Field House Hours

Day Time
Monday 5:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 5:30am-8:00pm
Wednesday 5:30am-8:00pm
Thursday 5:30am-8:00pm
Friday 5:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 6:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm
Note Field house hours and open erg hours are not the same. Please refer to the open erg session page for specific hours.

Rentals

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is a shared public facility with North Park University and CRF. 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.

*Please note: there is no private boat storage available for rent.*

Susan Deltoro

Clark Park Reservationist

Mailing Address

Please use the below address for postal services:

Chicago Rowing Foundation
P.O. Box 18386
Chicago, IL 60618