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​​​​​The Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club meets up at the Frances Mennone Boathouse.

Practice is held every Sunday at 10:30 am, weather permitting.

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

Via CTA
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 on North ave; 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. Street parking is available.