UPDATE: Construction is underway on site. Pumps have been tested in factory and are in route to be received at the Whitewater park. A bird’s-eye view gives a sense of the scale of Oklahoma City’s new MAPS 3 whitewater park. Oklahoma City released a video “tour” — shot from a drone — of the 11-acre Riversport Rapids construction site on the Oklahoma River.

Cloward H2O as an instrumental part of the design team, has completed engineering work on the soon-to-be-built Oklahoma City Whitewater Rafting and Kayak Course. The overall project will cost around $32 million and will bring a whole new level of adventure to downtown Oklahoma City in the heart of the boathouse district.  With rapids ranging from class II to IV, the course will allow both amateurs and professionals to experience the thrills of spending a day whitewater rafting or using the Olympic style slalom kayaking course.

The project management team selected Scott Shipley, a three time Olympic Kayaker and President of S2O Design, to design the course. In collaboration with S2O Design, Cloward H2O provided aquatic/hydraulic and conceptual pre-design engineering services.           

Kayak Course

The project is now in the bidding phase with construction beginning within the next few months.  The facility is scheduled to be open for adventure in late summer of 2015.  Only a few facilities in the world can claim comparison to this facility and Cloward H2O is thrilled with our role in the development of this extraordinary project.  For more information, see the project website here: www.boathousedistrict.org/whitewater.

The team at Cloward H2O expresses thanks and appreciation to Scott Shipley, S2O Design, The Oklahoma Boathouse Foundation and the  City of Oklahoma  for the opportunity to be a part of this world-class project.