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Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle

Paddlers on the North Branch of the Chicago River during the annual Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle.
Paddlers on the North Branch of the Chicago River during the annual Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle.

Date & Time:

Sat, May 2 • 8 am - 2 pm

Location:

Willow Road Dam
Forest Way Dr, north of Willow Rd, Cook County, IL 60093 (view map)

Description:

Celebrate the legacy of canoe legend Ralph Frese by paddling the Chicago River. Free shuttle runs 8 am–2 pm from Linne Woods to Willow Road Dam. Must bring personal boats and flotation devices.

Rain date: Sunday, May 3.

Contact:

  • 708-386-4042
  • experience.nature@cookcountyil.gov

Cost:

Free