Buffalo Bayou East


Continuing a legacy of creating transformative and award-winning green spaces, Buffalo Bayou Partnership launched a Master Plan in 2019 for the waterway east of downtown Houston.  The Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan envisions integrating bayou parks and trails, dynamic recreational and cultural destinations, and connections into the surrounding neighborhoods.

Thanks to a historic public-private partnership anchored by a $100 million gift from the Kinder Foundation, BBP’s visionary Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan will become a reality!


The Kinder Foundation’s transformational gift served as the catalyst to secure significant public funds from the City of Houston and Harris County, as well as $14 million in federal housing tax credits, and represents approximately one-third of the $310 million total investment in Buffalo Bayou East.  Over the next ten years, BBP, the City and County will deliver key parks, trails, bayou-crossing pedestrian bridges, affordable housing, cultural destinations, and infrastructure improvements to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward communities.  BBP continues to raise the remaining funds needed to complete the 10-Year Plan projects:  a goal of $50 million by 2031.

For giving information, please contact Leigh McBurnett, BBP Chief Development Officer, at 713.752.0314 ext. 105.

BBP’s development of the 10-Year Plan is also made possible by the early support of The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cullen Foundation, Garver/Black/Hilyard Family Foundation, Houston Endowment, Inc., The Powell Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, and other generous donors.

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