The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park was built to host canoeing, rowing and the 10km open-water swimming events of the 2008 Olympic Games.
The first competitions – the World Junior Rowing Championships, China Open Canoe/Kayak Slalom and China Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Open – were held at the park in August 2007 as part of the “Good Luck Beijing” series of sports events.
After the Olympic Games, the canoe slalom course was dried and no longer used for competition, while the lake part was converted into an amusement water park. The rest of the venues now welcome both competitive and recreational water activities. It is the largest park of its kind in Beijing’s north-eastern region.