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Events & Tours

Temporary Closures

The following will remain closed until further notice:

  • Restrooms at Lost Lake (3422 Allen Parkway)

In the interest of public health, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is suspending the following programs. This includes:

  • Public Pontoon Boat Tours
  • Wellness Walking Tours

The following are now open for booking:

  • Cistern History Tours
  • Sound Healing Meditation in the Cistern (next session is March 13)
  • Private Boat Tours
  • Monthly Volunteer Days
  • Nature Walking Tours

Please note that the Cistern is closed to the public through Thursday, March 11 for the installation of the art exhibition Time No Longer. (Tickets are now on sale!)

Calendar

Looking for something to do along Buffalo Bayou? Scroll through our Calendar for events.

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Tours

https://buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/the-cistern/

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern was one of the City of Houston’s first underground drinking-water reservoirs. Built in 1926, it provided decades of service until it was decommissioned. The 87,500-square-foot expanse includes 25-foot tall concrete columns set row upon row, hovering over two inches of water on the reservoir’s floor. Recognizing the significance of the highly unusual space, BBP repurposed the Cistern into a magnificent public space. In addition to tours highlighting the history and architecture of this unique industrial site, the Cistern houses periodic art installations.  Click here for the complete tour schedule and to purchase tickets.

Public Art

Learn more about the public art along Buffalo Bayou here.

Boat Tours

See Houston from a whole new angle by hopping aboard the Spirit of the Bayou, BBP’s pontoon boat. Cruise along our city’s historic waterway by purchasing tickets for various tours or chartering your own private tour! If you don’t see a boat tour date that works for you, check out Port of Houston’s Sam Houston Boat Tour.

Walking and Bike Tours

Enjoy fascinating and fun guided tours along Buffalo Bayou on topics that include:

  • The surrounding ecology led by a Texas Master Naturalist
  • The meanings and muses behind the public art explained by the artists themselves
  • Best wellness practices shared by a leading coach

Check out all of the upcoming tours here.

Buffalo Bayou Park Audio Tour

The Buffalo Bayou Revealed audio tour is presented by Houston Public Media. This audio experience, available in English and Spanish, provides you with interesting facts about areas along Buffalo Bayou Park. Learn more.

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