Explore the Boathouse District

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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

Welcome to the Boathouse District

OKC’s Boathouse District is a unique destination for athletes, metro area families, and visitors to Oklahoma City.

Athletes look forward to rowing or paddling on the Oklahoma River’s world-class 4000m race and training course. Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy the district’s new $45M whitewater rafting and kayaking center where Olympic athletes train alongside families enjoying recreational rafting and tubing. Rowing, canoe/kayak, and fitness coached programs are offered year round. Corporate teams take to the water in the spring and fall for whitewater rafting, rowing and dragon boat leagues. Runners and cyclists enjoy the river’s 13+ miles of paved trails and pumptracks.

You’ll also find some of America’s top athletes training in OKC’s National High Performance Center, an official U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training site for both rowing and canoe/kayak.

Visitors to the Boathouse District enjoy whitewater rafting, adventure courses, zip lines, high speed slides, flatwater kayaking/SUP, playgrounds and more in the district’s RIVERSPORT Adventure Park (learn more at riversportokc.org).  You’ll also find festivals and races throughout the year including the Stars & Stripes River Festival in June and the Oklahoma Regatta Festival in the fall.

Join us today – for fun and adventure, to learn a new sport, or simply to see the excitement on the Oklahoma River. Questions? Contact us online or call (405) 552-4040.

We’ll see you at the river!

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