Blue Island Parks | Cardboard Boat Regatta
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August 12, 2017

Memorial Park Pool


Using only Cardboard and duct tape, teams construct and race canoe-size boats across Memorial Park Pool in heats for the title of Regatta Champion and other great prizes. Many enter, most sink, and everyone competitors and spectators alike, enjoy a lot of laughs and complimentary access to the pool for the rest of the evening.

This year, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in either the Blue Island Business Regatta or the General Public Regatta.

In the Business Regatta, Blue Island Businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their charisma and bring home the coveted Cardboard Trophy. Participants of the Blue Island Business Regatta must represent a business within Blue Island. Business Regatta participants may decorate their boats in a fashion that will promote their business or website.

For our General Public, build and compete in the General Public Regatta for a chance to win a 4 member family Pool Pass ($250 value) good for either our 2017 or 2018 pool season. Teams may consist of up to 5 members.

General Pubic Awards
Grand Champion: trophy, 4 Member Pool Pass
2nd Place: trophy, Single Member Pool Pass
3 Place: Trophy
Best Of Show: Trophy

Tip: your team may consist of up to 5 members. The minimum of one member must ride within the boat but must not exceed 5 members. It is recommended reserve at least one member to serve as a dry dock assistant.


Designed for: People of all ages
Held on: August 12th, 2017
General Public Regatta: 5 pm Check In
Business Regatta: 5 pm Check In, 5:45 pm Race
Check In Location:
Memorial Park Pool
12804 Highland Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois

General Public Regatta Fee: $15 per team.  Team = One Boat, up to 5 members
Business Regatta Fee: N/A

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