Boat Launches

Chicago Park District - Boat Launch Parking  

The Chicago Park District’s lakefront harbors stretch from Lincoln Park in the northern part of the city to Jackson Park in the south. With accommodations for more than 5,000 boats, these harbors constitute the nation’s largest municipal harbor system and feature state-of-the-art floating docks, moorings, star docks, fuel facilities and other amenities for Chicago boaters and their guests. The harbors are currently managed by Westrec Marinas of Encino, California in partnership with the Chicago Park District. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s harbor system or to inquire about how to obtain a slip, please visit www.chicagoharbors.info or contact Westrec Marinas at (312)742-8520 or westrec@westrecchicago.com.

SP+ Municipal Services operates the Pay & Display automated equipment located in the boat launch lots. The machines allow Patrons to pay for boat launch fees when no operations personnel are available on-site.

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Diversey Harbor 4-Parking Diversey Harbor, Chicago, IL

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee (flat fee)
$6.00/day parking fee is available only during off-peak parking demand session.
Off-Peak Demand Season is normally sometime in late October until sometime in late May.


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

Burnham Harbor 4-Parking Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee
$25/day parking fee (gated operation)


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

Richard J Daley Park 4-Parking 3150 South Western Boulevard Chicago, IL 60608

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

Hayes Boat Launch 4-Parking E Hayes Dr & S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee
Parking for vehicles with trailers only- parking for no other type of vehicles is permitted.


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

Calumet Park Boat Launch 4-Parking 9801 South Ave G Chicago, IL 60617

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

31st St Harbor 4-Parking 31st St Harbor, Chicago, IL

Rates:
$27 boat launch fee


Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm