Buffalo Bayou offers a host of recreational opportunities. From jogging and biking to canoeing and kayaking, it’s the place to head for fitness and fun. It’s also the spot to experience cultural activities. In May, we hosted the Bayou City Music Series with a concert on The Brown Foundation Lawn at The Water Works. Sponsored by the Kinder Foundation, the event is part of an on-going series of concerts also taking place at Discovery Green and Emancipation Park. Be on the lookout for the fall lineup.
Visitors are flocking to the Cistern, the underground former City water reservoir, where we are exhibiting internationally recognized Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Spatial Chromointerference, a projection of continuously moving color images on the Cistern’s 221 columns, walls, and cubes floating on the shallow pool of water on the reservoir’s floor. You won’t want to miss this amazing installation which will be open through the end of the year.
To ensure Houstonians not only visit Buffalo Bayou Park but other sites along Buffalo Bayou, BBP is working on several trail projects and a major planning effort along the waterway’s east sector. It is exciting for us to be making considerable progress in achieving our ultimate goal of transforming parks, trails and green spaces from Buffalo Bayou Park all the way to the Port of Houston Turning Basin.
Summer is a time to travel and for those of you who will have friends and family visiting, we hope you will stop by Buffalo Bayou. Whether it’s renting a bike, getting a bite to eat at The Kitchen at The Dunlavy or traversing trails all along the waterway, we promise you will see Houston from a unique perspective.
Enjoy your summer wherever your travels take you!
Tom Fish Anne Olson
Board Chair President