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

The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) staff will ensure that all team equipment and associated training and accommodation requirements are coordinated in advance, providing your program with both an enjoyable and productive training experience.

For information on reserving a space for your college or group, please email  You will need to complete the Team Training Application and provide the required Certificate of Insurance forms naming Manatee County and SANCA as additionally insured.

  More information and the Team Training Application can be found at

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.  Our mission is to provide rowing programs in a positive and competitive environment for middle and high school ages. No experience required!  Visit our website to learn more about our programs and events.

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

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.