By Jane Harrison
Want more food truck events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park? What about wooded trails, expanded boat access, concerts, triathlons, or fishing piers? The public has an opportunity to express what they want to see at the 1996 Olympic site in a survey available through the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
CVB Director Robyn Lynch, former LLOP executive director, sent the survey to media outlets last month in attempt to get public input to guide the park’s future. The eight-question survey can be completed in about five minutes online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTLSG3M.
A master plan for park improvements is in progress, with a new Olympic Ring Plaza set for completion this month. It will feature a historic monument for the finish tower, seating and refurbished Olympic Rings. It’s expected to be a favorite photo spot for park visitors honoring the park’s legacy from the 1996 Olympic canoe/kayak and rowing competition.
The master plan includes renovation of the boathouse for an expansive ballroom with sunset views of the lake, a picnic pavilion, and complete restroom upgrades.
The survey is expected to help Gainesville park officials decide what improvements will happen next.