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Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP) geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive, through the heart of downtown into the East End, and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Thanks to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies, BBP has implemented more than $200 million in improvements for the redevelopment and stewardship of the waterfront – spearheading award-winning capital projects, protecting land for future parks and green space, constructing hike and bike trails, and operating comprehensive clean-up and maintenance programs. In 2015, BBP completed the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park project. This 160-acre greenspace lies west of downtown Houston and includes beautiful gardens and native landscaping; hike and bike trails; paddle craft and bike rentals; the go-to dog park in the city; public art; a creative nature play area; two visitor centers; and gathering places for visitors to picnic, relax and enjoy outdoor activities. Buffalo Bayou Partnership maintains and operates Buffalo Bayou Park, with annual funding provided by the Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership also activates the waterway through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activitiespermanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and programs that engage tens of thousands of visitors each year.


  • Clean & Green Team

  • Robby Robinson Field Operations Manager
  • Brett Farley Field Operations Mechanic
  • Ned McQuarn Field Operations Technician
  • David Rivers Field Operations Foreman
  • Roberto Ruiz Field Operations Technician

2023 Board of Directors


Gaynell Floyd Drexler, Chair

David Ott, Jr., Vice Chair

Kellie R. Jenks, Treasurer

Bolivar M. Fraga, Secretary


  • Ralph Abendshein
  • Andrea Alexander
  • Matthew J. Assiff
  • Veronica Avila
  • Chris Bilton
  • Harvey Clemons, Jr.
  • Shawn W. Cloonan
  • Jerry Davis
  • Richard P. Dawson
  • Oliva Djibo
  • Clayton Erikson
  • Zion Escobar
  • Louis M. Girard
  • Lisa Helfman
  • Janet Hobby
  • Emily Keeton
  • Marie Louise Kinder
  • Alisha N. Nathoo
  • Judy Nyquist
  • Erin Patterson
  • Monica Hoz de Vila Radoff
  • Frem Reggie
  • Winifred Riser
  • Shannon B. Sasser
  • Erin Mincberg Spiegel
  • Christof Spieler
  • Anne Whitlock
  • Geraldina Interiano Wise
  • Gloria Medina Zenteno
  • Andrew P. Ziccardi

Chairs Emeritus

  • Toni Beauchamp*
  • Chuck Carlberg
  • Brady F. Carruth
  • Collin J. Cox
  • Thomas Fish
  • Mike Garver
  • Dennis Greer
  • Artie Lee Hinds*
  • Sis Johnson
  • Susan Keeton
  • Dr. Manuel Pacheco
  • Bob Phillips
  • F. Max Schuette*
  • Raymond Snokhous*
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Georgia Wilson


  • Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston
  • Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County
  • Kenneth Allen, Houston Parks and Recreation Department
  • Commissioner Lesley Briones, Harris County Precinct Four
  • Allen Douglas, Downtown Redevelopment Authority
  • Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct One
  • Erik Eriksson, Port Houston
  • Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Harris County Precinct Two
  • Roksan Okan-Vick, Houston First
  • Jennifer Ostlind, City of Houston Planning & Development Department
  • Commissioner Tom Ramsey, P.E., Harris County Precinct Three



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