Lake Parks

Five very unique parks in the City provide public access to Lake Lanier.

Holly Park

2603 Old Thompson Bridge Road
Great lake access with a small beach, two picnic pavilions, public boat ramp and beautiful woods.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park

3105 Clarks Bridge Road
The site of the 1996 Centennial Olympic rowing, canoe and kayak events, this world-class facility hosts athletes from around the world. The park offers a public boat ramp, beach area and shaded picnic area.

Lanier Point Park and Athletic Complex

1530 Lee Waldrip Road
Looking for a lakeside picnic, an island hike, a boat ramp or a spot to kayak? Beautiful Lanier Point Park has it all.

Linwood Nature Preserve

415 Linwood Drive
An oasis in the heart of the City awaits you! Visit this National Model for native plant conservation, walk the nature trails, or bird watch. Find out more…

Longwood Park

20 Pearl Nix Parkway
By far one of Gainesville’s most popular parks, Longwood offers great views of the lake, fishing, boat dock, eight tennis courts, trails, playgrounds and more. Try walking to the Downtown Square through the Rock Creek Greenway.

Swimming is not recommended as no lifeguards are on duty.