About the Boathouse District
Located on the Oklahoma River in downtown OKC, the Boathouse District is at the crossroads of the nation at the intersection of I35 and I40, making it easily accessible to metro OKC residents as well as visitors to our city.
The Boathouse District was established in 2006 with the opening of the Chesapeake Boathouse. It has rapidly grown to include a row of iconic boathouses along the river, the world-class Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, and RIVERSPORT Adventure Park which offers exciting outdoor activities including RIVERSPORT Rapids, a $45m whitewater rafting and kayaking center.
Today, the Boathouse District is 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 enjoy RIVERSPORT Adventures.
RIVERSPORT Adventures offers 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 find whitewater rafting, kayaking and tubing at RIVERSPORT Rapids, plus climbing walls, bicycle pump tracks, and a youth zone for younger kids [learn more at riversportokc.org].
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. Together, the architecture and athleticism of the Boathouse District are becoming recognized as a world-class destination by local and international visitors alike.