The Master Plan for Lake Lanier Olympic park was approved by the US Army Corp of Engineers in 2018. Once the master plan was officially complete, The Lake Lanier Olympic park Foundation engaged in a community survey of our stakeholders, visitors, and club members to determine a priority list for completing these much needed and sought-after improvements. Below are the details of our plan to complete these projects.
Projects in Progress
The Boathouse is in the design phase and construction is estimated to begin in the spring of 2022 with a completion date of fall 2023. This renovated facility will provide space for the Legacy Clubs (Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club and Lake Lanier Rowing Club), close to 20,000sq ft of meeting, conference and event space, catering facilities and an Olympic Legacy room featuring memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
Supported by Lake Lanier Olympic Park Foundations fundraising efforts.
The Lake Lanier Olympic Park Foundation kicked off a Capital Fundraising Campaign in August 2021 with a night of Olympic Celebration – Celebrating 25 Years of the Olympic Spirit.
Improved and expanded walking trails, landscaping and beautification throughout the park. The walking trails will feature public art, park benches and exercise stations, with the goal of achieving connectivity between the Plaza and Park sides.
The boat ramp continues to be one of the most utilized features of the park. In addition to recreational visitors, the number of community and private events have increased at Lake Lanier Olympic Park and we are seeing that many of our guests enjoy arriving by boat. 2018 saw the replacement of the park’s original courtesy dock, and in 2021 a second dock was added to almost double our docking capacity. With the completion of an additional courtesy dock, visitors will have access to three courtesy docks on the plaza side.
Northeast Georgia Health System Pavilion
A pavilion that will provide shade in summer and drop-down walls for warmth in the cooler months is in high demand. As people continue to want to attend and host outdoor events, a flexible pavilion is in high demand. Creating sunshade over the plaza and a portion of the grandstands during regattas and increased opportunities for year-round events, puts this project high on our priority list.