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Paddleboats and Kayaking

New for Summer 2014 - Kayaking!
New for 2014, the Naperville Park District is pleased to offer 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 September, from 11:00 a.m. 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 September, from 11:00 a.m. until one hour before dusk, weather-permitting.
$8 for 20-minute ride for up to four people
$10 for a 40-minute ride for up to four people

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


2014 Paddleboat and Kayak Schedule:
July 25-Aug., 17 11 a.m. - one hour before dusk
Aug., 18-Aug., 21  CLOSED
Fri.,  Aug. 22 4 p.m – 7 p.m.
Sat.,  Aug. 23 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 24 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
Aug., 25-Aug., 28  CLOSED
Fri.,  Aug. 29 4 p.m – 7 p.m.
Sat.,  Aug. 30 10 a.m – 7 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 31 10 a.m – 7 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 1 9 a.m – 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 6   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 7  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 13 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 14  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 20  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 21  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 27  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 28  11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 4-5 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October 11-12 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Paddleboat Quarry is located at 435 Aurora Ave. and the Riverwalk Eatery is located at 441 Aurora Avenue.
Paddleboat and kayak rides may be purchased at the Eatery. Four-passenger paddleboat models are available for 20-minute and 40-minute rides. Fees are $8/boat for a 20-minute ride and $10/boat for a 40-minute ride. Kayak rentals are $14 for 30 minutes for a one-person kayak and $20 for a two-person kayak.  Due to the changing sunset times please note that the last kayaks and paddleboats will launch 30 minutes before sunset.

The Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center end-of-season hours are as follows:
Through Aug.17      OPEN Fri. and Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m.
Aug. 23-Oct. 26       OPEN Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sun. 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m.

Visitor Center admission is free of charge.  Carillon tours are $3 for ages 5 and older; children 4 years and under are free. The Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center are located along the Riverwalk at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 Aurora Ave.

The Carillon Summer Recital Series continues on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. through August 19, featuring guest carillonneurs from Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Virginia and the Netherlands. Carillon recitals are free and open to the public. Twilight tours of the Carillon in Moser Tower will be available immediately following the Tuesday evening recitals for $3 per person.

Saturday evening Carillon Pops Concerts with Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will continue through August 23. Visit www.naperville-carillon.org for details about the summer and year-round concerts at the Carillon.

 


 


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