Crystal Lake Park District  •  One East Crystal Lake Ave.  •  Crystal Lake, IL 60014  •  815.459.0680  •
Crystal Lake Park District on Pinterest!
Crystal Lake Park District on Flickr!
Crystal Lake Park District on Instagram!
Crystal Lake Park District on Twitter!
Follow Crystal Lake Park District on Facebook!
Contact us via email!
Return to Homepage
Crystal Lake Park District - An IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Agency
Weekly Feature!

NEW this Season. Register for a program and get a friend to register too... and you all save. Questions about the Friendship Savings Program? Contact Kim Buscemi at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1217

Look for details inside the summer brochure



Rainout Line
(815) 410-4475
Save some time,
view on-line or
download the free app!

Calendar Event

America's Cardboard Cup Regatta

Date: 7/29/2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

Individual / Family Participation If you and your family or group of friends would like to participate in this year’s race please follow the simple steps listed below: Prior to Race Day Begin Building your Boat – Cardboard sheets are available at the Crystal Lake Park District Maintenance Garage located in the parking lot at Main Beach all year. See links below for rules of construction and sample boat designs. You are free to allow your creativity to construct a boat of the theme, size and design of your choice, just so long as you don’t violate any of the rules of construction found in the rules and registration form below. BOAT PLANS AND DIRECTIONS. Select the appropriate participation class in which you would like to compete: Class A – Paddle/Oar powered (One to Ten people) Class B – Mechanical Powered (peddle, etc) Class C – Sail Powered Class D – Kwiki Boat – $30 on Race Day (Built on race day with provided special kit, Paddle/Oar powered) Class K – Kiddie Cup, Ages 5 to 10 (Paddle/Oar powered) Geezer Cup – Participants 50 years and older (Paddle/Oar powered) Complete this REGISTRATION FORM Pre-registration prior to June 10th Online: $20.00 Registration after June 11th: $25.00 Print and Complete a HOLD HARMLESS WAIVER for Each Individual who will be participating in the Regatta on the day of the event. Please note that a parent or guardian must sign the hold harmless waiver for minors who wish to compete in the event. These can all be brought on the day of the event by the group leader. On Race Day Register Your Boat at the Boat Launch area located at the north end of Main Beach in Crystal Lake. Registration begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:00 am. Here, you will turn in your registration form, payment and hold harmless waivers for all participants in your boat. Once registered your boat will be given a race number and will need to be inspected by our technical inspectors to insure that the construction follows the rules and all safety rules have been followed. Heat Order with Start Times will be Posted at Noon. Bring your boat to staging area 5 minutes before your assigned time. When your Number is Called by the Announcer, Proceed to the Start Line With Your Boat and Crew. Life jackets and paddles will be provided if you do not have any. Life Jackets MUST be worn by all participants at all times during the competition. Celebrate with your friends and family!


produced by
Visionary Webworks