Lincoln Park Boat Club

Lincoln Park Boat Club (LPBC) is Chicago’s oldest rowing and paddling club, offering a wide range of rowing and paddling teams, programs, and classes, in the heart of Chicago

Our mission is to make boating accessible, affordable, safe, and fun for club associates and all members of the Chicago metropolitan community.

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We are committed to making rowing and paddling accessible in the heart of Chicago and we are the only club to offer rowing (sweep and sculling) as well as paddling and SUP, all from our prime location in the heart of Lincoln Park.

Our membership dues are the lowest in the city and significantly lower than many other clubs in Chicago.

Discounted rates are available for seniors and students, as well as for families and others.

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Discover LPBC

Lincoln Park Boat Club has many programs and activities of different focuses and levels of experience. Download our latest programming schedule or browse to find out which of our offerings are best for you below.

Programming Schedule

Rowing

For those with sweep or sculling experience in rowing clubs or teams

Paddling

For kayakers, outrigger canoers, and stand-up paddleboarders

New to watersports

Not sure where to begin? No problem! Discover your passion through one of our private or group introductory classes.

Parents & Youth

Developmental training programs and introductory classes specialized for children and teens at any skill level

Chicago Community

LPBC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to bringing rowing and paddling to all in the Chicago community. Learn more about our community involvement.

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Locations

LPBC has two prime locations in the heart of the city of Chicago

The Lincoln Park Boat House has direct access to the calm waters of the lagoon in the heart of Lincoln Park, and paddling access to Lake Michigan via Diversey Harbor

Our competitive rowing teams boat from “Bubbly Creek” at Eleanor St on the South Side, to train on the long straight stretch of the South Branch, Chicago River

Lincoln Park Lagoon

2341 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

LPBC’s home since 1910, the lagoon boathouse is in the heart of Lincoln Park

The lagoon is home to our learn to row program, sculling boats, and paddling, including SUP

Lincoln Park Lagoon

LPBC’s home since 1910, the lagoon boathouse is in the heart of Lincoln Park

2341 N Canon Drive

Eleanor Boathouse

Park No. 571, 2754 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL 60608

LPBC’s second home is at the beautiful new Eleanor Boathouse on the Chicago River south branch.

Our sweep rowing teams train here, taking advantage of the long straight waterway

Eleanor Boathouse

LPBC’s second home is at the beautiful new Eleanor Boathouse on the Chicago River south branch

2754 S Eleanor St

Current conditions

Members are advised to make their own risk assessments before rowing or paddling.

The “four oar rule” is in place when the combined air and water temperature is below 100F

LPBC Rules and Procedures

Club Calendar

LPBC club calendar

Programming details

July 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
  • Lev Sculling
  • Competitive Sculling - Trish
3
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
4
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Sculling -Trish
  • Rec Team
5
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Lev Sculling
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
6
7
  • 37th Annual Chicago Sprints
  • CHICAGO SPRINTS
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Juniors Summer
  • Intro to SUP
8
9
  • Lev Sculling
  • Competitive Sculling - Trish
10
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
11
  • CLUB NATIONALS
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Sculling -Trish
  • Rec Team
12
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Lev Sculling
  • Juniors Summer
  • Open Boats
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
13
14
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Juniors Summer
  • Intro to SUP
15
16
  • Lev Sculling
  • Competitive Sculling - Trish
17
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
18
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Sculling -Trish
  • Rec Team
19
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Lev Sculling
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
20
21
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Juniors Summer
  • Intro to SUP
22
23
  • Lev Sculling
  • LPBC Summer Splash
  • Competitive Sculling - Trish
24
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
25
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Sculling -Trish
  • Rec Team
26
  • Open Water Rowing
  • Lev Sculling
  • Juniors Summer
  • Camp Sign
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training
27
28
29
30
  • Lev Sculling
  • Competitive Sculling - Trish
31
  • Juniors Summer
  • Competitive Rowing
  • SUP & TRX Training

Mailing address:

2506 N Clark St. Box 265, Chicago IL, 60614

LPBC is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization