2040 53rd Street | Moline, IL 61265


YMCA Rowing

The Sylvan Boathouse is home to the Y Quad Cities Rowing program. Rowing is a sport for all ages and abilities. Rowing is an excellent form of exercise, requiring coordinated muscle action that involves every large muscle group in the body. You can achieve superb aerobic fitness and core strength, tone your upper and lower body and promote great joint health through the wide range of motion rowing requires. The beautiful Mississippi River setting soothes the soul and invigorates the spirit. Y Quad Cities Rowing offers programs for recreation and for competition for ages 14 and above.

Contact:  Amy Johnson, Senior Program Director
Sylvan Boathouse, 1701 1st Avenue, Moline,  309-762-6030

Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals 
Available Mid-May through Mid-August

Individual Rentals (walk-ins)
Available: Mid-May through Mid-August, Friday - Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm
1-hour rental $5 members / $10 community
2-hour rental $10 members / $20 community

Group Rentals (4 or more people)
48 hour advance reservations required
Available: Mid-May through Mid-August, Monday - Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Groups may contact Amy Johnson at or 309-230-8217 for rates


Mississippi River Level at Lock 15, Rock Island

Regatta Central


Rowing membership allows for full use of the Sylvan Boathouse facilities and equipment.

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Come and row the river with us!

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