With only a month until Buffalo Bayou Park’s opening celebration, construction continues at a steady pace. Here are details on what’s In the Works:
Heavy rains and flooding from mid-April to mid-June delayed construction and caused bank failures along the channel edge where several sections of footpath collapsed. These areas are being repaired now.
Visitors can once again enjoy the “dandelion” fountain at the Wortham Foundation Grove from benches amongst the new Mexican Sycamores and garden area.
The Johnny Steele Dog Park’s large dog area received new Bermuda sod, which survived the flooding.
The Lost Lake area is nearly complete, with limited landscaping and site work details remaining. Interior work on The Dunlavy has begun.
At The Water Works:
The exterior of the Wortham Insurance Visitor Center is almost done, and the interior is moving along. Work on the parking lot continues, and the entry court area has also progressed.
The Hobby Family Pavilion structure is complete, and work on the stage structure has begun. The Brown Foundation Lawn is done, as are its trees and promenade.
Hardscape work at the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area is about done, leaving only planting work and installation of some remaining play equipment.