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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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Devon Boathouse

Home of OCU Rowing and Canoe/Kayak • OKC National High Performance Center

Oklahoma City University welcomes you to the Devon Boathouse. The $10 million facility is the home of OCU Rowing and Canoe/Kayak and headquarters for the OKC National High Performance Center. The OKC National High Performance Center provides training opportunities for Olympic hopefuls in both rowing and canoe/kayak. Learn how you can workout at this world-class facility [more].

Designed for OCU by Rand Elliott, Elliott & Associates Architects, the Devon Boathouse is one in a series of iconic boathouses in the Boathouse District at the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City. Its dramatic architecture creates a striking image against the backdrop of Oklahoma City’s downtown skyline and creates the impression of the boathouse’s “prow” breaking the river’s edge.

Soaring spaces created by glass and polycarbonate walls are flooded with natural light and include a two-story boat bay and the Ann Lacy Event Center. Expansive windows offer unparalleled views of the Oklahoma River and a second story balcony overlooks the boat bay ramps and docks. Blue LED lights accent the exterior of the boathouse at night, adding to the dramatic images of the Chesapeake Boathouse and OGE Together Lightscape already gracing the river.

Take a 360 tour of the Devon Boathouse courtesy of New Spin.

Oklahoma City University would like to thank the following donors for their generous support: Devon Energy, Ann Lacy, the Gaylord Foundation, St. Anthony Hospital, Cox Communications and OGE. In addition, OCU thanks Concept 2, makers of the world’s leading indoor rowing machines, for sponsoring the self-propulsion lab. For information about supporting the Devon Boathouse and associated programs as members of the Admiral’s Club, please contact Mike Knopp.

Training Facilities →

The Devon Boathouse offers advanced technology and training resources for both Oklahoma City University collegiate and OKC National High Performance Center athletes, and can also be accessed by RIVERSPORT pass holders.
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Ann Lacy Event Center →

The Ann Lacy Event Center offers a two-level space for events of all types and sizes – weddings, receptions, business meetings, seminars can all be accommodated.
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Admiral's Club →

The Admiral’s Club offers unique and timely opportunities to become a partner in these initiatives through naming opportunities to special features of the Devon Boathouse, boats, scholarships, and/or recognition on the 10th Anniversary Donor Wall.
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Oklahoma City University →

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Midtown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines.
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Donors →

View complete list of donors whose contributions funded the Devon Boathouse.
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