About Us

Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst and to unify community efforts relative to participation in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and other events which will have significant impact on our community before, during and after the 1996 Games.

To foster the healthy development of the sports of rowing and canoe/kayak on Lake Lanier.

To generate and provide financial resources for the operation of programs at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

To provide oversight coordination, communication and input from and with local governments, community and neighbors.

To encourage community support and involvement.

To insure community inclusion in the use and development of the programs and facilities. 

Mimi Collins

From our Board Chair

I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Lake Lanier Olympic Park Foundation.  The vision, leadership and legacy that formed Lake Lanier Olympic Park Foundation and resulted in the development of the Lake Lanier Olympic Park provides us a foundation to move to the next level.   

Our board is energized and enthusiastic about the future of the LLOP and the development of a long term vision and plan for  the park as a pivotal and integral part of our community.
The competition site for the 1996 Olympic rowing and canoe/kayak events, the LLOP boasts one of the best competition venues for both Rowing and Canoe/Kayak and as such hosts world class competitions and local and national athletes and teams as a key  training site.   The facility also provides for recreational opportunities  for the region and as a destination point for sports enthusiasts. 

The natural beauty surrounding the LLOP is unmatched by similar centers in the country and provides a unique opportunity for the Olympic Park to become a critical part of the communities’ active lifestyle providing a unique aspect to the quality of life in our region. 


“Our goal is to celebrate the history, honor the legacy and build a future for the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.”

– Mimi Collins
GH’96 Chair