Lincoln Park Closure FAQs

Brooklyn Boulders Lincoln Park location will be permanently closing on the evening of July 31, 2022.


Why is this happening?

The Lincoln Park lease was signed prior to the pandemic with expectations that a thriving business would justify especially high fixed costs – specifically, the rent is 4x what we pay in our successful West Loop location. The realities of opening and operating throughout the pandemic, combined with a recent and very large increase in our real-estate taxes, have resulted in total losses at Lincoln Park of over one million dollars in just the past year, with no likely pathway to recovery. Our Board ultimately determined that, notwithstanding the immediate impacts of the closure on many of our staff at Headquarters and in Chicago, the closure will ensure that we can continue to employ 70% of our Chicago team members, and is our best available option for preserving jobs.

When is the last day I can visit Lincoln Park?

We will continue normal operations through our regular hours on July 31st, 2022.

Can I continue to visit the West Loop location?

Yes! Memberships and 10-Packs purchased at Lincoln Park may be used at our West Loop (100 S. Morgan Street) location.

Is membership the same price at West Loop?

Our pricing is the same across the region, but for our existing Lincoln Park members we’re charging a reduced rate for your first three months of monthly billing at West Loop.

Through October you will be billed at a rate of $49/month (unless your current rate is lower, such as for child accounts on family packages).

I have an Annual membership. Do I get a special price?

You may continue to use your membership at West Loop. For Lincoln Park members, we are also extending you some extra time: for every 4 months remaining on your current membership (rounding up), we will add 1 additional month of access at no additional charge. There is no action required to receive this bonus.

I have a 10-Pack. Will there be any changes to my passes?

You may continue to use your 10-Pack at West Loop. For Lincoln Park users, we are also doubling the number of visits remaining on your pack. There is no action required to receive this bonus.