Ohio Street Beach is Chicago’s newest Stand-Up Paddleboard location! This spot is unique as it sits within the break walls of the infamous “Play Pen” and features the only protected beach launch in Chicago! Conveniently located just North of Navy Pier, this location features changing rooms, rinse off facilities, and storage lockers for rent, making it easy to stop in for a quick paddle while checking out the area. It also makes it easy to get cleaned up and changed for work after one of our morning Commuter Paddles! All of our SUP Yoga classes and Fireworks Expedition Paddles embark from this beach. This spot also rents and sells board shorts and t-shirts, so even if you weren’t thinking about SUP we can get you setup! While the paddle zone is not as large as at North Avenue, this location makes up for it by consistently offering the calmest water on Lake Michigan anywhere in Chicago and is a great option to score some flatter water during those mid-day weekend hours.
Hours: 7a-7p, 7 days/ week, weather permitting
Address: 550 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
5hour Rental Pass: $150
10hour Rental Pass: $250
Unlimited Season Pass: $500
Off Peak Access: (Eligible with 10hour and Season Passes)
Access to boards daily 5a-9p during daylight hours, outside of regular business hours, weather permitting.
**Pass purchase does not guarantee you off-peak access privileges**
All pass holders seeking off-peak access privileges need to demonstrate an ability to paddle in a safe manner and a proficiency in the equipment handling process prior to being granted the privilege to access equipment at their discretion. A Chicago SUP Team member will personally assess each individuals ability to demonstrate the necessary requirements to access the equipment. A one-time $50 non-refundable fee will be required to conduct assessment for the privilege to access equipment. Once granted access, customers will be able to access the equipment 7 days/ week, 5a-9p, during day light hours, via fingerprint ID. Chicago SUP does not allow access to equipment during night/ adverse conditions. All patrons will be required to sign agreement and adhere to terms and conditions in order to receive and maintain access. For Off-Peak privileges at different locations there is an additional fee of $25 per location to be trained in that locations process.