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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

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Chesapeake Finish Line Tower

Welcome to the iconic Chesapeake Energy Finish Line Tower. The world-class structure is a gift to Oklahoma City from Chesapeake Energy in recognition of the significant role the community has played in the company’s success during the past two decades.

Designed by Oklahoma architect Rand Elliott , the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower represents another major step toward achieving the vision of creating a world-class rowing and canoe/kayak venue in Oklahoma City.  The tower stands 60 feet in height and is clearly visible from Interstate 35.  The 7,500 square foot building includes four levels:

  • Level 1:  Boathouse District welcome center
  • Level 2:  Finish line jury/timing seats
  • Level 3:  Commentary/media/race control
  • Level 4:  VIP Viewing Gallery and observation deck

Take a 360 virtual tour, courtesy of NewSpin 360.

The finish line tower’s 12-foot glass walls provide panoramic views of the race course and the city during races as well as special events. The tower includes the newest in race technology and meets the standards for both FISA, the international governing body for rowing, and the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the governing body for canoe/kayak worldwide.  The finish line wire is incorporated into the tower itself and is graphically represented on adjacent sidewalks and within the building as a continuous red line.

Outside, terraced seating provides an expansive view of the finish line for spectators. An adjacent fire pit and movie screen make the area a natural gathering place for community events.

The Chesapeake Finish Line Tower is open year-round for visitors to the Boathouse District. The first floor welcome center includes a gift shop and vending areas.