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City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... 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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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!         

USA Canoe/Kayak Talent Identification at the SandRidge Energy Stars & Stripes River Festival

USA Canoe/Kayak will be conducting a Talent Identification Assessment testing session at the SandRidge Energy Stars & Stripes River Festival at 11a on Saturday, June 28 in the training center on the second floor of ... Read More

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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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Oklahoma City Athletes to Compete at World Rowing Championships Team OKC has 19 athletes, three coaches in Amsterdam with sights on Rio OKLAHOMA CITY Aug. 22 – Athletes and coaches from the Oklahoma City National ... Read More

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City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... Read More

OKC Boathouse Foundation Annual Report

The 2013 OKC Boathouse Foundation Annual Report is now available. Learn about all of the unique facilities and robust programs offered at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District at the Oklahoma River and the Route 66 ... Read More

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City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... 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!         

Newsfeed

City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... 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!         

Newsfeed

City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... 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!         

Newsfeed

City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center  

10/20/14 Contact: Kristy Yager (405) 582-0803 Kristy.yager@okc.gov Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for ... 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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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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