Capital Lakes new boathouse opened in Grevillea Park
ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry opened the $1.4 million Capital Lakes boathouse this morning in wonderful autumn weather that highlighted this great facility in a beautiful location.
Rowing in the ACT commenced in East Basin in 1964, out of a Boathouse that has since become the Boathouse Restaurant, and although most clubs have migrated to the more sheltered waters west of the City, and the regatta venue is no longer under Kings Avenue Bridge, Capital Lakes have been keen to continue to row from this end of the lake.
Both the club and Rowing ACT are grateful for the ACT Government support in building this boathouse to replace the various past boathouses that hosted the many clubs that rowed from this part of the lake, including the infamous nissen hut in Kingston Boat Harbour.
This beautiful new rowing facility is an opportunity to continue to grow our sport and enable more Canberrans to enjoy the lake out of a community club.