Shunyi Rowing Canoeing Park will host Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking and 10 kilometre marathon swimming events in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Shunyi Rowing Canoeing Park

Location Shunyi District, Beijing
Fixed Seating 1,200
Temporary Seating 25,800
Construction Completed July, 2007

Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Shunyi Rowing Canoeing Park is a venue for the Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking and 10 kilometre marathon swimming events in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Located in the Shunyi District in Beijing, it has the seating capacity of 27,000 people and over 6 square miles of water. Construction commenced in 2005 and was completed by mid-2007.

Events in Olympics
The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park will host the Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Flat-water, Canoe/Kayak Slalom, and Marathon Swimming events for the 29th Olympics.

How to Reach
Among all Olympic venues in Beijing, the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park is located farthest away from the central Olympic area. For ensuring smooth transportation for athletes and spectators, Shunyi District has paved a new road-Baima Lu. The new road has enabled athletes to arrive at the venue within 30 minutes. Spectators with tickets can board a free shuttle bus from there.

When you exit on to Baima Lu from the Jing-Cheng Expressway, it would take only 15 minutes to reach the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. If you are in a car, the total journey is only 20 minutes. When the Olympic Games ar on, Baima Lu will be a dedicated Olympic traffic route. So one should fear any kind of traffic related problem.

Parking Lots
Four parking lots have been constructed in the park's surrounding areas. Each parking lot could hold over 200 mid-size cars and over 100 small cars. From these parking lots, you could board a shuttle bus for the park.

Post Olympics
When 2008 Olympics culminate, the park will be converted into a swimming and recreation resort, serving the residents of Beijing and tourists.

Prior to Olympics
Even before the Olympics began, the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park hosted the World Junior Rowing Championships, China Open Canoe/Kayak Slalom and China Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Open, all held in August, 2007, as part of the "Good Luck Beijing" series of sporting events.