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Free Rowing Sessions Offered June 6

National Learn to Row Day is June 6. To celebrate, OKC RIVERSPORT is offering free Learn to Row lessons! Lessons will start at 10a with a short introduction and will end at approximately 1p. These ... 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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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

2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Photos

View a selection of photos from the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World and Pan Am Championships, the first world championships to be held on the Oklahoma River!         

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Team OKC Giving

Donate Now Every four years, we watch America’s top athletes compete against the best the world has to offer at the pinnacle of all sporting events, the Olympic Games. For those two weeks, we come ... Read More

2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Photos

View a selection of photos from the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World and Pan Am Championships, the first world championships to be held on the Oklahoma River!         

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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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Free Rowing Sessions Offered June 6

National Learn to Row Day is June 6. To celebrate, OKC RIVERSPORT is offering free Learn to Row lessons! Lessons will start at 10a with a short introduction and will end at approximately 1p. These ... 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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Free Rowing Sessions Offered June 6

National Learn to Row Day is June 6. To celebrate, OKC RIVERSPORT is offering free Learn to Row lessons! Lessons will start at 10a with a short introduction and will end at approximately 1p. These ... 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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Free Rowing Sessions Offered June 6

National Learn to Row Day is June 6. To celebrate, OKC RIVERSPORT is offering free Learn to Row lessons! Lessons will start at 10a with a short introduction and will end at approximately 1p. These ... 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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Free Rowing Sessions Offered June 6

National Learn to Row Day is June 6. To celebrate, OKC RIVERSPORT is offering free Learn to Row lessons! Lessons will start at 10a with a short introduction and will end at approximately 1p. These ... 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

About the Boathouse District

The 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 district’s world-class 4000m race and training course, while families and visitors can get on the water in a kayak or stand up paddle board, take a bike ride on the 13+ miles of trails or – most popular – enjoy RIVERSPORT Adventures.

RIVERSPORT Adventures offers exciting outdoor activities for all ages. Buy a pass and climb to the top of the SandRidge Sky Trail, slide down the 72-foot Sky Slide, step off the Rumble Drop or reach for the sky on the 700-foot SandRidge Sky Zip across the Oklahoma River. You’ll also find climbing walls, a bicycle pump track, bouncing pillow and youth zone for younger kids. Dragon boating and kayaking are offered during warmer months.

We also invite you to enjoy the art and architecture of the Boathouse District. The Compass Rose sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Owen Morrell graces the entrance to the Boathouse District, and everyone appreciates the iconic architecture of the structures along the river, each designed by architect Rand Elliott, Elliott & Associates.  The new CHK|Central Boathouse includes a live music venue and an art gallery. Together, the architecture and athleticism of the Boathouse District are becoming recognized as a world-class destination by local and international visitors alike.

Construction is now underway on Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center – RIVERSPORT Rapids. The center will be located at the crossroads of the nation at the intersection of I35 and I40 in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, making it easily accessible to metro OKC residents as well as visitors to our city.

Additional plans for the Boathouse District include grandstands, floating stage, permanent lighting, and additional race infrastructure. These will also be completed as part of the city’s MAPS 3 projects. [learn more]

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