Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 Opens to the Public

Photo: Tom Harris Photography

December 4, 2016

Community members joined Studio Gang, the Chicago Park District, Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Thompson, and other community partners in celebrating the opening of the Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

“The Chicago River boathouses are part of a new environmentally friendly vision for the city’s river. By making the riverfront a destination for recreation, anchored by dynamic sustainable architecture, we hope to catalyze long-term stewardship and support for the river’s remediation as well as improve the health of the communities that surround it.”

—Jeanne Gang