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Evanston has two boat launch facilities: the Church Street Power Boat Ramp and the Dempster Street Launch Facility.
2013 BOAT PACKET (revised 4-24-2013)
Download the Boat Launch Information Packet above for registration information and dates for Church Street launch permits, Dempster Street launch and storage permits and for the Dempster Lottery.
Update on April 24, 2013:
all Dempster racks are sold out for except for single hull sailboats
Church Street Power Boat Ramp
Season launch permits are required (no daily launches). This ramp is used by power boats up to 22 feet, sailboats 15-22 feet and personal watercraft. A link to a PDF version of the information packet is posted above.
Dempster Street Launch Facility
Small sailboats and kayaks may be stored and launched at Dempster Street Beach. Boats must be light enough to be carried across the sand. A link to a PDF version of the information packet is posted above.
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Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Housing and Homelessness Commission - RESCHEDULED
Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market
Senior "Love Boat Cruise"
Senior Spelling Bee
City of Evanston Schedules for the Memorial Day Holiday
- E.P.D. Continues with Police Presence by Fleetwood-Jourdain
- ComEd Work Set for May 28-31 at Clark St. & Maple Ave.
- Evanston Police Honor C.P.A. Class Number 37
- Comcast Launches WiFi "Hot Spots" in Evanston
- Madison St. Lane Closure between Chicago Ave. & Custer Ave. May 25 for CTA Work