Fort Hamer Park

Fort Hamer Rowing FacilityFort Hamer DockFort Hamer Pavilion

1605 Ft. Hamer Road
Parrish, FL 34219

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted or allowed by special permits.


Fort Hamer Rowing Facility

  • Over 24 kilometers of rowable protected water
  • 8,000 sq. foot fully enclosed and secure boathouse
  • New aluminum gangway with low profile floating docks
  • Convenient split-training available with Nathan Benderson Park located only 20 miles south

Welcome Harvard

Washing Sculls

Rowing Paddles

Manatee County Youth Rowing

Manatee County Youth Rowing, Inc. is a community based, not for profit organization located at the Manatee County Fort Hamer Boathouse Facility.  Their mission is to provide rowing programs in a positive and competitive environment for middle and high school ages. No experience required!  Visit their website to learn more about their programs and events.

Masters Rowing Program
Not just for Youth!  Ages 21 and older - experience and knowledge of rowing is not required.  Both Competitive and Recreational Rowing programs are offered.

Long Skinny Boat Camp
Middle school and high school students!  Have a blast this summer getting wet, staying active, and learning a lifelong skill.  Full-day and half-day summer camps are available for 6th to 12th graders.