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Welcome to Lake Purdy Rowing Association

Lake Purdy Rowing Association

LPRA is a member of USRowing and a member-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed in 2013 to facilitate and promote the sport of rowing in the Greater Birmingham area. 

LPRA has no staff and is operated by its elected board and member volunteers. Membership is open to all adults and youth age 12 and up who pass LPRA’s rowing proficiency test and satisfy all application requirements.  

LPRA offers adult Learn-to-Row classes each summer, conducts year-round programs for member recreational and competitive masters and juniors, and sponsors Samford University Crew.

LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling in people of all ages,  focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment to being good environmental stewards of the Lake Purdy Reservoir.

Head of the Hooch: LPRA MEN PLACE FIRST!

Men’s Masters 4X
under 50
.  Craig Richardson
.  Will Smith
.  Sam Haskell
.  Kevin Patton
Will and Sam also won 3rd place in Mens Doubles in their age category.

The June Learn-to-Row Class - having a blast!

A stunning sunset over Lake Purdy, January 2019

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham AL 35242

Phone: 205/948-8716

LPRA Can Host Your Business Teambuilding Session!

Rowing is the ultimate team sport, and putting your business team together in a rowing shell will teach them what it really means to work together!  

One fun day on the lake and a boatload of lessons learned - this is a teambuilding  experience your employees will never forget.

LPRA experienced rowers, coaches, and coxswains will show your people basic rowing technique on shore before dividing them into two 8-person rowing shells.  Team members who elect to not row will follow along in a patio party boat as the two rowing crews work their way across the lake, learning to row efficiently as a team.  

At the end of the day your two crews will race!  The winning crew members will take both the trophy and bragging rights.

If you are interested in giving your business or office group a great teambuilding experience, email LPRA at


Support LPRA with Planet Fundraiser


Want to help LPRA by doing the fun things you already do every day? Join Planet Fundraiser today, and make Lake Purdy Rowing Association your cause!

Here is just how easy it is to support us on Planet Fundraiser:
1. Download the FREE mobile application from the Apple App Store ( or Google Play Store (
2. Signup and shop at participating merchants.
3. Using the App, send in a picture of your receipt  
4. LPRA  receives a portion of your expenditure!

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit LPRA!

Simply select “Lake Purdy Rowing Association” as your charity, then just remember to alway shop at and 0.5% of the price of all your eligible purchases will be donated to LPRA!