Some interesting facts collected about Buffalo Bayou Park:
- 160 acres stretching along 2.3 miles of the bayou
- 14,000 trees planted*
- 30,000 square feet = size of Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark
- 250,000 = number of Mexican free-tailed bats living under Waugh Drive Bridge, the second largest colony in Texas
- 2 acres = size of the Johnny Steele Dog Park, one of the largest dog parks in the city*
- 92 trash receptacles*
- 40 bike racks at 10 locations throughout the park*
- 38 benches*
- 18 drinking fountains – six of those include spigots for dogs!*
- 7 = number of public art installations found throughout the park
- 4 = number of pedestrian bridges over the bayou+
- 2 = Visitors Centers at The Water Works and Lost Lake*
- 1 = Nature Play Area*
Buffalo Bayou Partnership will complete the $58 million renovation of Buffalo Bayou Park in Fall 2015. The organization received a catalyst gift of $30 million from the Kinder Foundation – one of the largest green gifts in the country – and raised an additional $23.5 million to add new hike and bike trails, pedestrian bridges, enhancements at Eleanor Tinsley Park, signature Lunar Cycle Lighting, new public art, amenities like kayak/canoe and bike rentals and overall improvements to the landscape as well as new major destinations like The Water Works, Lost Lake/The Dunlavy, Johnny Steele Dog Park and Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area.
* added as part of the $58 million project.
+ two pedestrian bridges (one at Jackson Hill and one at the Houston Police Officers’ Memorial) were added as part of the $58 million project.
Rev. September 2015