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Paddleboats and Kayaking

Kayaking
The Naperville Park District now offers kayak rentals at the Paddleboat Quarry, thanks to a partnership with Naperville Kayak. One-person or two-person kayaks may be rented at the Riverwalk Eatery, located near the Paddleboat Quarry. The Paddleboat Quarry is located along the Riverwalk, southwest of the corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. Also, our ever-popular paddleboats also are back for lots of summer fun! Purchase admission at the Riverwalk Eatery. Kayaking is available on all non-school days, mid-May through September, 11:00 a.m. until one hour before dusk. In the event of inclement weather, poor conditions or low attendance, the manager may close kayaking. Beginning in mid-August, kayaks will close earlier due to earlier darkness.

Kayak Rentals
Available on all non-school days, mid-May through early October, from 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. May 23-Aug 16) until one hour before dusk, weather-permitting.
One-person kayak rental: $14 for 30 minutes
Two-person kayak rental: $20 for 30 minutes

Fee includes brief instruction, kayak, paddle, personal floatation device and American Canoe Association (ACA)-trained staff to answer questions and offer guidance on techniques.

Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign a waiver on their behalf.

Paddleboat Rentals
Available on all non-school days, mid-May through early October, from 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. May 23-Aug 16) until one hour before dusk, weather-permitting.
$10 for 20-minute ride for up to four people
$12 for a 40-minute ride for up to four people

Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Paddleboat Quarry is located at 435 Aurora Ave. and the Riverwalk Eatery is located at 441 Aurora Avenue.
Due to the changing sunset times please note that the last kayaks and paddleboats will launch 30 minutes before sunset.
 

Schedule and Hours: (weather permitting)
May 2-3  
Open 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

May 9-10
Open 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

May 16-17
Open 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

May 23-August 16
Open Daily 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.*
*Paddleboats and Kayaks will not be available for rent until 10:00 a.m.

August 22-23
Open 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

August 28
Closed

August 29-31
Open 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

September 4
Open 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m

September
Saturday and Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

October
Hours will be announced in early Fall based on weather permitting factors


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