Due to Freedom Over Texas, the WIVC and the Cistern will be closed to the public Thursday, June 28-Thursday, July 5. This will include the kids play area and skate park starting June 29.
From Sesquicentennial Park (south side) at Smith Street to Milam Street.
Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference
View the tour schedule and purchase tickets here.
Johnny Steele Dog Park
is now open!
Bayou City Adventures
is open for kayak and canoe rentals every weekend at Lost Lake (3422 Allen Parkway) from 8am-5pm. Click here for pricing and details.
Located at the Wortham Insurance Visitor Center (105 Sabine Street) is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-dusk.
It’s Pride Week and Downtown District and BBP are raising our rainbow flags! Be entertained by the lovely Violet S’Arbleau, Miss Gay Texas America 2017, who will co-host the evening alongside John Mills McCoin, your favorite zany announcer. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Proceeds benefit BBP and Historic Market Square Park. Get there early as cards sell out quickly!
Learn more about these thousands of magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.
Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of “Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings” or Andrew Groocock, local historian. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.