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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

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Chesapeake Boathouse

The Chesapeake Boathouse was the first structure to grace the banks of the newly revitalized Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City in 2006. Today, it anchors the Boathouse District and serves as the community boathouse on the river. Take a 360 virtual tour, courtesy of New Spin.

Hailed by many as a landmark presence along the river, the design is the vision of Oklahoma City architect Rand Elliott with primary funding for the project provided by Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

The design of the Chesapeake Boathouse represents a sleek rowing shell with translucent polycarbonate walls offering a dramatic nighttime image of the building “floating” above the river. Sixteen columns of light representing oars highlight the reflecting pool at the “bow” of the building. Features of the $3.5 million facility include…
  • Deck, lobby, and event room for receptions and meetings
  • Boat bays to store up to 124 rowing shells
  • A panoramic 24-ft. wall of glass overlooking the deck, river, and reflecting pool
  • Event room with a 62-foot window revealing the boat bays
  • Fully-equipped fitness/training room overlooking the river

The Chesapeake Boathouse is an Oklahoma Centennial Project.

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