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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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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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