Your practice will be at the Frances Mennone Boathouse - 1020 W. Weed St, Chicago IL. Sunday morning’s are GCDBC Club team practices beginning with our flagship team - Chicago Blades - practice at 9:00 am.
New Paddler Programming is 11:00 am in 2019 season (please note this is a new start time), weather permitting.
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DIRECTIONS AND MAP
The Frances K.Mennone and Bruce H. Smith floating boathouse in the “back” (quiet) channel of the Chicago River at North Avenue and Kingsbury St. (behind Old Navy).
1020 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL
Red line at North and Clybourn stop; walk 2-3 blocks west to Kingsbury; turn left on Kingsbury. The launch site is on the Chicago River directly west of the parking lot for Old Navy.
From Lake Shore Drive
Exit at north ave, travel west and turn left (south) onto Lasalle, followed by a quick right at light onto North Ave. Continue west on North Ave to Kingsbury. The boathouse is on the Chicago River just west of the parking lot at Old Navy. Turn left (south) onto Kingsbury. DO NOT PARK in the Old Navy parking lot, YOU WILL BE TOWED. Street parking is available.
From I 90/94
Exit at North Ave, travel east onNorthave; turn right(south) onto Kingsbury St. The boathouse is on the Chicago River just west of the parking lot at Old Navy. Turn left (south) onto Kingsbury. DO NOT PARK in the Old Navy parking lot, YOU WILL BE TOWED. Plenty of street parking is available.
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