Naperville's Paddleboat Quarry opens for weekend hours May 1

  • Naperville Park District is opening the Paddleboat Quarry for weekend hours in May. Daily hours will start May 31.

    Naperville Park District is opening the Paddleboat Quarry for weekend hours in May. Daily hours will start May 31. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Updated 4/30/2021 12:07 PM

Naperville Park District plans to open the Paddleboat Quarry for weekend hours during the month of May, beginning Saturday, May 1, weather permitting.

Paddleboats, kayaks and paddleboards will be available for rental on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

"We are excited to open the Paddleboat Quarry this spring," said Aquatic Manager Jackie Gonzalez. "Last year we saw a record number of people enjoy paddling out on the water at a time when recreation options were limited, due to the pandemic. This year, we anticipate that many people will continue to visit the Quarry for fun on the water that is affordable and close to home."

The Paddleboat Quarry will begin daily hours on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 31.

Detailed information about fees and participation guidelines can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/paddleboatspaddleboardskayaking.

Up to four people can ride a paddleboat and the fees are $12 for 20 minutes or $17 for 40 minutes. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone age 13 and up may operate a kayak or paddleboard; those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the wavier. The paddleboard fees are $10 for 20 minutes or $15 for 40 minutes,

Fees for one-person kayaking are $10 for 20 minutes or $15 for 40 minutes; and two-person kayaking is $15 for 20 minutes or $22 for 40 minutes. The fee includes brief instruction, kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign a waiver on their behalf. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Rentals may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis on site at the hut overlooking the Paddleboat Quarry, located along the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill and the Riverwalk Cafe.

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