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Plainfield Park District Cardboard Boat Regatta Sets Sail Aug. 9

On August 9, the Plainfield Park District Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to the Ottawa Street Pool from 6:30 to 8p.

Park District residents are invited to build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape, then test its buoyancy by piloting it on the waters of the Ottawa Street Pool.

Awards categories include fastest boat, most team spirit, and best design.

Admission is free for spectators.

  • Boats should be capable of holding 1-2 people
  • Boats will be launched and paddled across the Ottawa St. swimming pool
  • The Park District will provide cardboard and 2 rolls of duct tape per team
  • For ages 10 & up w/responsible adult
  • Cost: R/NR $5 per team
  • Rules can be found on the Park District’s website, plfdparks.org
  • Program #564045A1

About the Plainfield Park District

Founded in 1966, The Plainfield Park District is the 9th largest park district in the State of Illinois, serving over 105,000 residents and covering just over 43 square miles.  The District serves both Will and Kendall Counties and includes park space and facilities in 7 communities including Plainfield and Wheatland Townships, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Plainfield, and Romeoville. The District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency for excellence in delivering parks and recreation services.

The agency seeks to provide ‘Recreation for Generations’ from early childhood to active adults and everyone in between.

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