Home of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games where the Legacy Continues and Champions Grow.
Bill Fields, 1952 Olympic Gold medalist in rowing, voiced a vision for Lake Lanier when he pitched the site to be home to the rowing events in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. During the Olympics, rowers gathered from around the globe to compete here for the Gold; for the dream of being an Olympic Champion. Today, that legacy continues as teams continue to train and compete on the best water in the world.
Today when you visit Lake Lanier Olympic Park you will experience so much more than rowing. Today you can relax on the sandy beach, enjoy a picnic and a good book in Fields Memorial Butterfly garden, or take a walk through the park taking in wonderful art. If you enjoy fishing, there’s a great shoreline to cast a line. Or you may enjoy simply taking in the moment knowing you are walking where Champions walk and paddling where the best of the best come to train and compete.
Keep your eyes on the calendar. Concerts and festivals are happening all the time.
Join us for the 2020 Food Truck Friday series beginning the Second Friday of each month. The series will run from March to August starting at 5pm and ending at 9pm. Set-up will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of the event. Vendors must be ready by 5:00 p.m. The events will feature craft beers, food trucks, retail vendors and live music, set in the background of beautiful Lake Lanier.