In 1995, Clarks Bridge Park, located on the north end of Lake Lanier, was selected as the Rowing/Canoe/Kayak venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Following the Olympics, community leaders and volunteers continued the Olympic legacy, pushing for site improvements and continuing to host local, regional, national, and world-class events.
Today, the LLOP is the only ’96 Olympic venue that is still used for its original purpose. The LLOP serves area youth and adults alike with Rowing/Canoe/Kayak programs. Brenau University Crew, Riverside Military Academy, and Chestatee Academy canoe/kayak club are among the many community clubs that use the facility.
The LLOP seats about 2,000 with a parking capacity of approx. 400 cars. The boathouse and tower are available to rent for meetings and special occasions.
Finish line tower used during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
OTHER LLOP EVENTS
Saturdays – Sunrise Yoga
Jun 11, Aug 13 – Food Truck Fridays
Jul 16 – Beach Bash
Jul 24 – Southern Roots Lake Jam
Aug 7 – Olympics 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sep 11 – Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Oct 2 – Swim Across America
Nov 6 – Spring Chicken Festival
For more information about LLOP events, rentals, and park amenities, CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Club offerings: Recreational and competitive canoe and kayaking for ages 12 and up. Beginner to master programs offered through practices, classes, and summer camps. It also hosts local, regional, national, and international competitions.
May 29 – Weekend Paddlesport Rentals Open to Public
May 31 – Aug 2 – PaddleCamp Weeks
Jul 23, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 22 – Moonlight Paddle
Club offerings: Recreational and competitive rowing for ages 13 to 80-plus. Beginner to elite offered through regularly scheduled practices, classes, and camps hosting of local, regional, national, and international rowing regattas.
Jul 6- 24 – Learn To Row Session 3
Aug. 3-21 – Learn To Row Session 4