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OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Women Win National Rowing Championship Team wins lightweight women’s four at USRowing Youth National Championships in California Oklahoma City – June 17 OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew raced in four events and ... Read More

Enter to Win Energy FC Tickets!

Register to win VIP tickets to the August 18 OKC Energy FC game against the LA Galaxy II, courtesy of Thrive Oklahoma Magazine. The VIP Family Fun Pack also includes the opportunity to meet the players ... Read More

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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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Oklahoma City to Host 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials OKLAHOMA CITY – April 15, 2014 The Boathouse District in Oklahoma City will host the 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials, April 25-26 ... Read More

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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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OKC RIVERSPORT Athletes Qualify for Senior World Cups, Under 23 & Junior World Championships Oklahoma City – May 1 Oklahoma City’s Olympic hopefuls Kaitlyn McElroy and Maggie Hogan took another step forward on the road ... Read More

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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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OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Women Win National Rowing Championship Team wins lightweight women’s four at USRowing Youth National Championships in California Oklahoma City – June 17 OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew raced in four events and ... Read More

Enter to Win Energy FC Tickets!

Register to win VIP tickets to the August 18 OKC Energy FC game against the LA Galaxy II, courtesy of Thrive Oklahoma Magazine. The VIP Family Fun Pack also includes the opportunity to meet the players ... Read More

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OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Women Win National Rowing Championship Team wins lightweight women’s four at USRowing Youth National Championships in California Oklahoma City – June 17 OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew raced in four events and ... Read More

Enter to Win Energy FC Tickets!

Register to win VIP tickets to the August 18 OKC Energy FC game against the LA Galaxy II, courtesy of Thrive Oklahoma Magazine. The VIP Family Fun Pack also includes the opportunity to meet the players ... Read More

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OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Women Win National Rowing Championship Team wins lightweight women’s four at USRowing Youth National Championships in California Oklahoma City – June 17 OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew raced in four events and ... Read More

Enter to Win Energy FC Tickets!

Register to win VIP tickets to the August 18 OKC Energy FC game against the LA Galaxy II, courtesy of Thrive Oklahoma Magazine. The VIP Family Fun Pack also includes the opportunity to meet the players ... Read More

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Buffalo, also known as bison, are native to Oklahoma. These majestic animals roamed the American plains for centuries and were an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious ceremonies to the construction ... Read More

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OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Women Win National Rowing Championship Team wins lightweight women’s four at USRowing Youth National Championships in California Oklahoma City – June 17 OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew raced in four events and ... 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 newest structure to grace the banks of the Oklahoma River. 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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