The Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007. Thanks to support from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Buffalo Bayou Partnership is opening this underground,… Read more »
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Vote for BBP!
Buffalo Bayou Partnership is an official charity of the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason program. This has provided us a great platform for raising awareness and money for our organization. Again this year, Chevron is giving away $50,000 to the charity that wins the most votes in their online poll. Please vote for… Read more »
Let’s Talk Safety
Whether you are on the hike and bike trails for exercise or for fun, please remember to be mindful of fellow trail users and follow these basic safety tips: Walkers/runners: Stay to the right Anticipate the actions of other users and know your limits Keep pets on a short leash Bikers (allowed on the Sandy… Read more »
A Peek into the History of Buffalo Bayou Park and All It Has to Offer
Get the download from Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse, Catherine Lu, and Tom Carter in Buffalo Bayou Revealed, a 12-part audio tour sharing facts about key destinations in the park, including The Water Works, Cistern, Johnny Steele Dog Park and more. Happy exploring!
Buffalo Bayou Park, Where Houston Begins Airs Saturday, October 24
Tune in this Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m. for Buffalo Bayou Park: Where Houston Begins, a TV special produced by KHOU 11. Tag along with Chita Johnson, KHOU 11 Meteorologist, for a tour of the various park destinations and amenities, and learn why this park project is so significant to the city.
Things to Do: Weekend of August 28
Need some ideas for this weekend? Join BBP, our neighbors and partners to soak in the great outdoors! Friday, August 28: Bats on the Bayou: Join Houston Parks Board for this FREE event at the Watonga Boulevard Bridge bat colony along White Oak Bayou Greenway to learn about bats from the experts, enjoy bat-themed activities and… Read more »
Buffalo Bayou: Houston’s Past, Present and Future
This upcoming fall, Houstonians will have the chance to attend a special course titled Buffalo Bayou: Houston’s Past, Present and Future, at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies! Learn about rich history associated with “the backbone of Houston” from BBP’s President Anne Olson, historian Louis Aulbach and Preservation Houston’s Director of Special Projects Jim Parsons. Register… Read more »
Vote for Buffalo Bayou Park as the “Best Urban Trail” in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice
Buffalo Bayou Park was nominated in USA TODAY’s 10Best for “Best Urban Trail” in the Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Cast your vote and help Buffalo Bayou Partnership get to #1! You can vote once per day until Monday, July 20 at noon ET.
CALENDAR RELEASE: Buffalo Bayou Park Completion & Grand Opening – Oct. 3
“Celebrate, Recreate and Create” – Park Completion and Grand Opening Celebration Rescheduled for October 3, 2015 WHAT: The public is invited to “Celebrate, Recreate and Create,” the completion of improvements to the iconic Buffalo Bayou Park. Improvements to the 160-acre park include trails, pedestrian bridges, signature blue lighting, public art works, and new destinations like the… Read more »
Your Questions, Answered
Q: What is the red flag at Eleanor Tinsley Park? – Jamie K., park user A: Park users will occasionally see a red flag up at the east end of Eleanor Tinsley Park and it means: “Kindly keep off the grass.” The flag can be up for safety reasons, for example, if there has been… Read more »