Widgets Magazine
  • Renovation and new fitness programs planned for Lake Hefner Boathouse

    OKC RIVERSPORT is seeking to greatly enhance the historic Lake Hefner Boathouse as part of a push to increase recreation programs at the lake.

    Plans by AHMM Architects show reinventing the existing harbourmaster's building at 4407 S. Lake Hefner Drive for water sports and shore-side fitness activities.

    Within a few weeks, RIVERSPORT will offer kayak and stand up paddle board rentals at Lake Hefner, along with sailing lessons and camps, with the larger plan to be implemented later.

    The improved facility would feature large doors opening to the lake, an expansive roof terrace and observation deck with a new bar.

    At the adjacent marina, plans include boat, kayak and stand-up paddling rental, bicycle rental, a food and merchandise concession and meeting facilities.

    RIVERSPORT manages similar programs on the Oklahoma River and Lake Overholser.

    The Hefner project is near the existing Lake Hefner bike and pedestrian trails, which will soon tie into the new MAPS 3 Will Rogers Trail and allow for access south to the Oklahoma River trail system.

    RIVERSPORT is currently seeking capital partners and pursuing general fund-raising.

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