The Bruderer Corporation of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey donated 2.36 acres of land on Overpeck Lake to New York Rowing for the establishment of the Overpeck Lake Training and Regatta Center. Overpeck Lake, unlike many other rowing venues, is not in a remote location and is accessible by several major highways, airports and mass transportation facilities. The lake is approximately a 10 -15 minute drive from either the George Washington Bridge or the Lincoln Tunnel as well as a few minutes away from the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Overpeck Lake is a man-made lake sheltered on all sides by gently sloping hills and adjacent to the newly renovated ($110 million) Overpeck Creek County Park.
The park provides excellent unobstructed start to finish sight lines of the planned racecourse. The planned five lane racecourse will be straight and fair with average water depths in excess of 2 meters. New York Rowing plans to use its new property to host regional and national rowing competitions on Overpeck Lake as well as community rowing, kayak, canoe and dragon boat racing events.