Friday, November 11, 2011

New Boathouse District Developments

This is a view from the top of the new Lincoln Boulevard bridge opening today providing a new four-lane gateway from Reno into the Boathouse District.


November 11 is KaBoom build day at the Boathouse District. Volunteers and OKC Boathouse Foundation staff worked in two pre-build days to prepare the site for 200 volunteers to erect the playground on Saturday. The playground is a first phase in several new Boathouse District projects/attractions in planning stages.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Regatta Time!

Governor Fallin presenting a gift to the German National Team Coaches

OCU Rowing in preparation for the big weekend

The Chesapeake Finish Line Tower Timing level being set up

Chesapeake Finish Line Tower Timing and Officiating Level set up

Chesapeake Finish Line Tower Media Center and Production Studio

The Musco Lights being prepared for the OGE NightSprints

blu 2011 party set up begins

blu 2011 sneak preview

blu 2011 entrante

International flags are up and ready for the teams

Children's Area preparations



Beer and wine garden

Morning practice

Awards and entertainment stage




Main entrance at 6th and Lincoln


The biggest weekend ever on the Oklahoma River:
blu 2011 premier VIP event benefiting Olympic Hopefuls
The return of the USA Rowing World Challenge: Featuring Germany, Italy, Canada, China, and Team USA
OCU Head of the Oklahoma: Featuring OCU, OU, UCO, Harvard, Cal-Berkley, Stanford, Miami, etc
USA Dragon Boat National Championship
OGE Night Springs
Corporate Rowing Challenge
Stand Up Paddle Board Relay
Tours of the new facilities
Some of OKC's best restaurants
Live entertainment
Fireworks
Children's area
Olympic Experience
Zip Line, rock wall, kayaking, and bicycling
Pumpkin Patch
Beer and Wine Garden
Free parking, free entry, free tram service
More information at www.oklahomariverevents.org


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

All Ready to Dedicate and Christen!




The Chesapeake Finish Line Tower will be dedicated and christened September 14, 2011 at 5:30pm and will be another major milestone for the Oklahoma River!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chesapeake Finish Line Tower "Screen Test"






The outdoor movie screen is going to be fabulous - great views of downtown and the river

Grand Opening September 14th!


Friday, August 19, 2011

USROWING MASTERS NATIONALS - Showcasing Our World Class Venue

US Masters Nationals staging area


Food and merchandise area



View from the top of the tower


The first races of the day

Early morning at the Chesapeake Boathouse

Early morning before the start of racing

The Chesapeake Finish Line Tower will officially open on September 14th with a christening ceremony.

Aerial photo of the world-class site of the USRowing Masters National Championships in the Boathouse District.



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July in the Boathouse District

A view from the top of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower


video

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coming to the Oklahoma River!






A visit to Adventure Sports Center International in western Maryland: home of the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championship. This is one of two artificial whitewater centers in America with the other being the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC.


Boathouse District Update - A Busy June

"Kayak Train" during RIVERSPORT Adventure Camp at the Chesapeake Boathouse

Dragon Boating and kayaking for a summer adventure

Chickasaw Nation family picnic at the Devon Boathouse

Setting up the Devon Boathouse viewing room for a wedding


Under 23 Women's National Team Camp using the Dynamic Propulsion Rowing Tank inside the Devon Boathouse
A busy Saturday morning at the river. UCO and OU boathouse sites in the background

Drag boat racing from the top of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower








Terraced seating area nearing completion; Fire pit to be installed next week.