Lake Lanier Olympic Park will host the largest International sporting event in the area since the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Join us in welcoming the world to Gainesville-Hall County September 12-16, 2018! Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.
Lake Lanier Olympic Park is a central destination for serious and recreational sports enthusiasts and is an economic engine for the community. The Park is integrated into the community’s wellness and commitment to quality of life intiatives. The Lake Lanier Olympic Park is host to national and international sporting events including triathlons, canoe/ kayak, rowing and other water sports. The Park is recognized regionally for the natural beauty and value they provide our residents.
The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue was built for the 1996 Olympic Rowing and Canoe/Kayak Competitions. The original timing tower remains today and is the last remaining venue from the 1996 Olympic Games that continues to be used for its original purpose.
With the help of Vision 2030, Gainesville-Hall ’96 is the non-profit organization that serves as the governing agency for the park. With an executive director and park manager, the Park has become a place for recreation, competition, and special events
Mimi Collins, Chair Phil Sutton, Vice Chair Mark Bell, Treasurer Stacey Dickson, Secretary Sharon Heard, LLRC Tracy Barth, LCKC David Barnett Mark Bell Rob Fowler Tate O’Rouke Dixie Truelove Rick Young