Plan an outdoor adventure in Oklahoma City's Boathouse District and you're in for a day of fun. Set right on the Oklahoma River near downtown and the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Boathouse District is a premier recreation destination. Architecturally stunning, world-class facilities line the district, standing tall over the Oklahoma River.
Riversport Adventures includes the world's tallest adventure course: the SandRidge Sky Trail, 80 ft. Rumble Drop free fall experience, Air Express Zip Line and Extreme Air Launcher. Get some serious air on Sky Zip, a 700-ft. zip line across the Oklahoma River and back. Younger kids will enjoy the Sky Tykes mini sky trail, the cloud bounce and the kids' zip line.
OKC Riversport, headquartered in the Chesapeake Boathouse, provides exciting activities on or around the river. Learn how to kayak or canoe, rent a bike or trek on foot around the 13+ miles of paved trails around the river. Bring a group for a ride in a colorful dragon boat, or take a tour of the boathouse to admire its modern architecture. Art meets the river at the CHK|Central Boathouse, home to UCO's women's rowing team, a live music venue and art gallery.
The Oklahoma River is an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site in rowing and canoe/kayak. Competitors from around the world flock to the Boathouse District to train in its fitness facilities. The Devon Boathouse is the home of OCU Rowing and Canoe/Kayak, and headquarters of the OKC National High Performance Center, where Olympians currently train.
The Boathouse District hosts a number of family-friendly events, including the Oklahoma Regatta Festival. Over 1,000 of the nation's fastest rowers converge on the Oklahoma River to compete, and a family-fun festival with live entertainment and fireworks takes place on shore. The annual Holiday River Parade brings holiday spirit to the water. Watch as festive decorated and lighted displays glide down the river. In the summer, be sure to attend the patriotic Stars & Stripes River Festival.