(2200 Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA)
The Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Boathouse was dedicated in June of 2002 as the new home of Saint Joseph's University men's and women's rowing teams.
The 15,540 square foot state-of-the-art boathouse includes four heated boat bays with capacity for 42 eights, 14 fours/quads, and 14 small boats.
The Boathouse sits on 20,381 square feet of land at the 1,000-meter mark of the famed Schuylkill River race course. The Boathouse serves as Saint Joseph's home base for all of its home regattas including the Dad Vail Regatta, Murphy Cup, and various dual races. The 750- square foot deck is a perfect viewing area for our families, fans, and alumni.
The second floor of the boathouse includes locker rooms, showers, etc as well as a large common area for ergs, team meetings, video review and yoga.
The Gillin Boat Club joined the Schuylkill Navy on September 20, 2004, by unanimous vote of the delegates of the Schuylkill Navy's 10 member clubs.
Fairmount Park Community Rowing Program
In addition to serving as the home of Hawk rowing, the Gillin Boathouse also hosts the Fairmount Park Commission's Community Rowing Program. The first step in a long-term partnership between the University and the Fairmount Park Commission, the program is designed to provide an experience for youth in the city of Philadelpia who have not had the opportunity to experience the sport of rowing.
DIRECTIONS TO GILLIN BOATHOUSE
(from Philadelphia & East): Take the Vine Street Expressway/I-676 West toward Central Philadelphia. Take the exit for the Ben Franklin Parkway. Take a right onto 22nd Street and then a left onto the Ben Franklin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Kelly Drive and the Gillin Boathouse will be a few miles down Kelly Drive on the left.
(from Valley Forge & West): Take I-76 to Montgomery Drive & follow until West River Drive. Make a left onto Falls Bridge & follow to Kelly Drive. Make a right and the Boathouse will be on the right.