What we're about

The Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club is a nonprofit group formed in the late summer of 2016. Our mission is to promote and expand the sport of dragon boat racing in Chicagoland and to provide a fun, unique, supportive and healthy activity to a diverse community of people with varied abilities and ambition.

We paddle out of the Frances K Mennone Boathouse located on 1020 W. Weed St, Chicago ( On North and Kingsbury)

Parking: street parking

Via CTA: Red line at North and Clybourn. walk 2-3 blocks west and turn left on Kingsbury.
From LakeShore Drive: Exit at North Ave;make a left onto LaSalle St and a right to continue on North Ave. Make a left on Kingsbury.
From I 90/94: Exit at North Ave and turn right on Kingsbury

Upcoming events (1)

Start of 2021 Dragon Boat Season - Guests Welcome!

Frances K Mennone Boathouse

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are postponing the meetup to 2021. We hope that everyone is keeping safe and staying healthy! The exact date for 2021 is tentative at this time and will be confirmed later. Club website: http://www.greaterchicagodragonboatclub.org/ Come and give dragon boating a try! Learn a new sport! Meet new friends! Have a blast and get a great workout! Sign up for your two FREE practices! Come and see why this is the fastest growing water sport! We will provide the boat, paddles and vests! Our coaches will provide the basics of dragon boat paddling. Please arrive at 11:15 am so that there is enough time to stretch, warm up and go over paddling technique before you get on the boat. We will also need to have you complete the waivers. Who: All Welcome! No experience necessary. Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet(you might get splashed) and also appropriate for the day's weather. No Flip-Flops! Also don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, water. Parking-- plenty of street parking. Please do not park on the Blick/Old Navy/Whole foods parking lot. Your car will get towed. There is plenty of parking on Cherry Street. Club is not responsible for personal belongings. If you have access to a printer, please consider printing out the waiver located here to save your time when you visit - http://www.greaterchicagodragonboatclub.org/forms.html (Look for 'Waiver for Members and Guests'). Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterChicagoDragonBoatClub/

Past events (49)

Free Dragon Boat Lessons at Jackson Park

Jackson Park Outer Harbor

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