The Riversport Rapids Competition Channel
The Rapidblocs in the competition channel
A photo-realistic rendering of the proposed Riversport Rapids Whitewater Center
The bottom pool of the OKC RIversport Rapids Whitewater Center
The lower bridge allows for spectator viewing and connects users throughout the site
A perspective of the RIversport Rapids main entrance
The Riversport Rapids Whitewater Center channel configuration
The CDF model of the top pool
The 1:12 scale physical model of the whitwater channel configuration

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Riversport Rapids Whitewater Center is the first pumped-park design in the world that offers a recreational channel, a competition channel and a combined-flow freestyle channel in the same whitewater venue. The Whitewater Center is ideally located at the crossroads of two arterial highways and strategically placed within the city; a short water taxi or river walk away from Bricktown and downtown OKC.

The Whitewater Center is part of the larger OKC Boathouse District Campus; encompassing a flatwater race and training channel on the Oklahoma River; a recreational boat house and multiple, local collegiate boat houses; a high performance training center; and an adventure center equipped with zip-lines, a climbing wall, and a dynamic-belay high ropes course. The boathouse district is also the headquarters for the USA Canoe and Kayak Federation and is designated as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.

S2o, as project lead, worked with the City, stakeholders, and sub-contractors throughout the planning and design process to create a design that is unique to the Western United States. The Whitewater Center has the technology of a world class venue but also has the aesthetics and scale to blend into the existing Boathouse District Master Plan and the City of Oklahoma City. S2O Design lead the design, construction and construction oversight of The Whitewater Center.