Imagine a Saturday morning spent whitewater rafting with your family in the Boathouse District. Or kayaking down an Olympic style slalom course. Then break out your paddle board as you ride the waves in the surf pool or watch the playboaters doing flips and airborne twists.
It will all become a reality when Oklahoma City's $32 million Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Center is completed. The center will be a state-of-the-art aquatic adventure facility -- one of only a few in the world. Geared for both family fun and elite athlete training, the 11-acre whitewater center will be adjacent to the Oklahoma River and will be completed as part of MAPS 3, the one-cent sales tax initiative dedicated to metro area projects.
The RIVERSPORT Junior Canoe/Kayak and Rowing teams give kids the opportunity to race in Olympic-style canoe/kayak and rowing competitions - fun, exciting and a great way to get involved in America's fastest growing water sports.
For more information on RIVERSPORT Athletics in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District visit riversportokc.org.
America's top rowing and canoe/kayak athletes are headed to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and you'll find many of them training here at the OKC National High Performance Center on the Oklahoma River. Named a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the OKC Boathouse Foundation offers one of only a few training sites across the nation to earn this prestigious designation.
Together with USA Canoe/Kayak and USRowing, the OKC National High Performance Center provides coaching, training facilities, and financial support for America's elite athletes. We are also searching for America's next generation of world-class athletes through our talent identification initiatives. Think you have what it takes? Contact us to learn more!
The Boathouse District hosts a number of family friendly festivals and races throughout the year, drawing thousands of athletes and spectators to the Oklahoma River. We hope to see you at one of our exciting events this year -- as a spectator, a volunteer, or competitor!