Oklahoma City Council Approves Plans For The MAPS 3 Whitewater - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Oklahoma City Council Approves Plans For The MAPS 3 Whitewater Facility

Posted: Updated:
It's an 11-acre whitewater facility that city officials say will be world class, designed for family fun, and community health. It's an 11-acre whitewater facility that city officials say will be world class, designed for family fun, and community health.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma City council approves plans for a new whitewater facility around the Oklahoma River. This is one of the MAPS 3 projects.

The new whitewater facility will essentially sit behind the Riversport Adventures zip line park. The north side of the Oklahoma River at the east end of the Boathouse district, will be transformed.

It's an 11-acre whitewater facility that city officials say will be world class, designed for family fun, and community health.

"And that will be a fabulous facility for training, let alone recreation for families," said Anne Evans, Austin resident.

Evans and her family have lived in Austin, Texas for the past 14 years, and with every visit to OKC she says she is blown away by the city's growth.

"Having grown up in Oklahoma City, and not living here anymore, it's exciting to see all the growth that is happening in Oklahoma City," said Evans.

"It's just like this adventure thing. It's brought a lot of kids, adults, and people out for fun, and people spend money, and it increases the economy," said OKC resident, Jennifer Duerksen.

Riversport Adventures in the boathouse district will be the whitewater facility's new neighbor.

"We're looking forward to the whitewater rafting next time we come down," said Illinois resident, Chris Michel.

Michel and his family are visiting from Decatur, Illinois.

"We've been down here the last week, and checked out Bricktown, and this is by far my daughters' favorite spot," said Michel.

"There's a lot of room for it, and why not make good use to it. I'm sure tax payers will enjoy seeing all their money go to good use," said South OKC resident, Sherri Knight.

The $33-million dollar venue is also designed so Olympic hopefuls can use it as a training facility.

"It's so exciting to kind of see Oklahoma City get the kudos that they deserve," said Evans.

Construction of the new whitewater facility is expected to begin this fall and will take about 15 months to complete.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.